LatyeIn person you’d think Ibawolatei Iyegha is soft-spoken and studied, but her academic successes speak volumes. The spring 2017 recipient of the prestigious Samuel B. Barker award, named for UAB’s first graduate dean, Ibawolatei is the first Collat School of Business student to receive the award for her academic success in graduate studies.

And she’s only 20 years old.

Paul Zani

Paul Zani remembers the moment like it was yesterday. He was in a Sales 101 class at UAB one day in the late 1980s, in front of a video camera, making a product pitch in front of classmates and the professor. And he was good at it. In fact, he was great at it.

“That one experience gave me confidence that there was a path to success for me,” he recalls.

AACSB

UAB's Collat School of Business has maintained its prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) accreditation for both the business and the accounting programs. Only 1 percent of business schools worldwide are accredited in both.

The annual UAB EXPO that celebrates excellence in research, creative activity and scholarship of undergraduate students was held on April 14, 2017 at the Hill Student Center. Collat School of Business students and faculty brought home top prizes from the expo.

UAB alumnus Chad Hagwood is one of Birmingham’s top commercial real estate finance professionals, so it’s no surprise that he’s especially over-the-moon about this aspect of the new Collat School of Business building: Location, location, location.

Chris EdmondsAssociate professor Chris Edmonds, Ph.D., was selected by the UAB Retention and Graduation Committee to receive the UAB Faculty Student Success Award for 2017-2018.

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.