Lexie ARC 2In the wake of the never-ending social media uptick, one thing is clear: more and more brands are struggling to keep up digitally. Navigating the plethora of apps can be tricky, and more businesses are relying on social media gurus who can champion their brand seamlessly across channels. Gurus like Collat student Lexie Bear.

innovation icorpThe National Science Foundation has designated the University of Alabama at Birmingham as an Innovation Corps Site to strengthen local innovation and foster the engagement of student, staff, faculty and researcher teams in transitioning technology concepts into the marketplace.

Sheng SimonMarketing Professor Simon Sheng in the Collat School of Business has earned Quality Matters recognition for his course - MK 416 (International Marketing), an indicator of excellence in online education. Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally ranked program that has gained national attention for its faculty peer review process, which utilizes three QM certified reviewers.

Eddie NaborsCollat Instructor Eddie Nabors is passionate about service learning.

During the 2016-17 school year, Nabors served as one of 12 Faculty Fellows in Engaged Scholarship at UAB, a yearlong program of workshops that brings together faculty, students and community partners to collaborate on projects that expand student learning, increase volunteerism and further UAB’s mission to improve the Birmingham community.

SEF.Top Sales IconThe Collat School of Business’s Center for Sales Leadership has been named a “Top University for Professional Sales Education” by the Sales Education Foundation (SEF) in its 2017 ANNUAL magazine. The Collat School of Business is one of only four schools globally with three SEF trained instructors.

During the recent tax season, 56 UAB Collat students volunteered at free tax preparations sites across Birmingham and Bessemer to prepare more than 2,500 tax returns for working families, securing more than $3.9 million in tax refunds and saving families $1 million in commercial tax preparation fees.


Collat School of Business Professor Annetta Dolowitz strides into the classroom in a long, black wizard’s robe, class notes in one hand and the sorting hat in the other.

“Who’s ready to be sorted,” she shouts as students snap to attention and take their seats.

The business school’s newest leadership class blends two things millennial students love most: participation and Harry Potter. The brainchild of professors Dolowitz and Barbara Wech, PhD, the class — MG 309, or “Hogwarts School of Leadership” — walks students through an academic exploration of leadership theories and practice, but through the lens of one of the most beloved stories in fiction.

 business students giftCollat School of Business students selected for the Wells Fargo Scholars Program will benefit from scholarship funds to put toward tuition.The University of Alabama at Birmingham is advancing its commitment to serving students and the community with the donation of two gifts from Wells Fargo, the first of which has created the Wells Fargo Scholars Program within the Collat School of Business and another to support UAB Athletics.

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.