linaa rahmanEconomics major Linaa Rohman from Hoover received a 2017 Student Excellence Award recently at a banquet ceremony hosted by Student Involvement & Leadership.

HLA 2017aLaunched in 2009, the Healthcare Leadership Academy – a collaboration between UAB’s Collat School of Business and the School of Medicine – attracts some of UAB’s busiest faculty and staff, who seek to develop their leadership skills by investing in teamwork and individual learning.

For many students, enrolling at a community college is the best option for their education. They may need to ease into college at a smaller school or want to earn an associate degree before attending a four-year institution.

Regardless of the reason, transfer students comprised 17 percent of UAB’s student population this past fall. More than half of those transfers were from two-year institutions, and more than a quarter enrolled in the Collat School of Business.

Digital World 3This is a good time to be a young professional in Birmingham. According to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Magic City ranks in the top 10 nationally in young professional growth, increasing at a rate triple the national average between 2010 and 2015. In a recent survey of thousands of small-business owners nationwide, Birmingham was named the top city in the country for millennial entrepreneurs. The city is also home to established, employee-hungry leaders in health care, banking, biotechnology and energy, along with a wide range of technology services firms that work closely with those major players.

MBA Class ayersU.S. News & World Report ranks UAB’s MBA program among the nation’s best. The latest rankings were released March 14 in the 2018 edition of the Best Graduate Schools guidebook, available online at

Volunteer Collat 3 Mar 17For the third year in a row, Collat School of Business Scholars volunteered their time and talents to assist Birmingham’s homeless connect with resources at the annual Project Homeless Connect (PHC) fair. PHC, held in the Birmingham Boutwell Auditorium and produced by volunteer organization Hands On Birmingham, provides people experiencing homelessness an array of services that include housing, employment services, pet care, medical services, haircuts and much more.

CollatAllumnaArticleHeaderJanet Herring and her husband, Mark, have established the Janet Herring Accounting Student Professional Development Program through a generous donation to The Campaign for UAB. The endowed program encourages female students to succeed in the workplace through professional development workshops, job shadowing and mentoring. The program exposes students to skills they need to succeed and are not provided in the classroom.

NABA officers 450The UAB student chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) located in the Collat School of Business was selected this year as part of UAB's 2017 Diversity Champions. In support of UAB's commitment to diversity, this annual award honors employees, students and organizations that help create a more culturally diverse and inclusive university community through their achievement.

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The Collat School of Business has a new student organization focused on business ethics. The UAB Student Center for the Public Trust chapter hosted a kick-off meeting in January to launch the new organization.