Hood, who serves as director of civic innovation for the university and the Collat School of Business, earned both his bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management and his MBA from UAB’s Collat School of Business. He teaches strategic management and entrepreneurship courses in the business school.
According to the alumni society, the Distinguished Alumni Award is presented annually to a UAB graduate whose professional and community accomplishments are outstanding. “The recipient must be one who is distinguished in his/her profession or other worthy endeavors, has demonstrated a continual interest in UAB, and who is a member in good standing of the UAB National Alumni Society."
As part of the award, the National Alumni Society will grant a $4,000 scholarship to a Collat student next year in Hood's honor.