Collat ScholarsThirty Collat Scholars spent a day of service to the homeless community of Birmingham on Saturday, February 24th in honor of Mr. Charles Collat who generously funded the Collat Scholars Program, and the program's commitment to community leadership and service. The scholars served as “smiling guides” to help their clients navigate the services of Project Homeless Connect at Boutwell Auditorium.

IMG 9962 edThe Collat School of Business has a new student organization. The Society of Distribution Leaders, a professional development club for students interested in industrial distribution, launched in Fall 2017 and is already having an impact.

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children’s of Alabama look to adapt the Patient Care Connect Program — which has proved successful in decreasing distress and improving quality of life for adults diagnosed with cancer — to children.

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Increased pressure from large online retailers is reducing brick-and-mortar retailers’ sales and profits, causing numerous store closings on both local and national levels. But community engagement may be an answer for local retailers.

According to a recent study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Collat School of Business, community engagement brings positive outcomes for retailers in two ways: by directly building consumer trust in, and commitment to, the retailer; and by lessening the importance of the retailer’s economic value proposition, or the perceived value of products and services sold.

Weise with Blazer football player

To say that Collat MBA alumna Kathy Weise, O.D., M.B.A., F.A.A.O., has a strong vision would be an understatement. A pioneer in the introduction of UAB Blazer Vision, a partnership between UAB Athletics, School of Optometry and Department of Ophthalmology, Kathy effortlessly blends cutting-edge medicine with business fundamentals. And that’s just scratching the surface.

Student panel 1Engagement was the focus of the student-to-student panel discussion geared towards student success during the Introduction to Business course on November 3, 2017.

Blazer Innovation Challenge logoFive finalists have been chosen out of more than a dozen applicants to move on to the final round of the Blazer Innovation Challenge, a competition that identifies the best student-crafted ideas that solve a wide variety of problems.

bapUAB's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the international honors organization for financial students and professionals, has introduced a new associate membership level for students planning or considering majoring in accounting, finance or information systems. The associate membership level is available to students before they meet the requirements to become a candidate for full membership.

KCraigKenny Wolfe with his wife Toni and Kristen Craig (center)Collat alumnus and Lighting Solutions President Kenny Wolfe has donated $30,000 to create the Lighting Solutions Kristen Craig Endowed Scholarship in Industrial Distribution (ID) to honor Collat ID advisor Kristen Craig for her mentorship and dedication to student success within the Charles and Patsy Collat ID Program.