College alumni chosen as 2018 Young Alumni Rising Stars

Three of the five winners of the 2018 UAB Young Alumni Rising Star Awards are graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences.

2018 Young Alumni Rising Star AwardsAsha Dickerson, Ph.D., Aaron Neal, Ph.D., Katrina WatsonTop to Bottom: Asha Dickerson, Ph.D., Aaron Neal, Ph.D., and Katrina WatsonThe second-annual UAB Young Alumni Rising Star Awards were recently presented by the National Alumni Society (NAS) at a reception at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, which established the program to recognize five young alumni who have demonstrated personal and professional excellence, as well as service to the campus and surrounding communities. This year's winners are rising stars in their careers and are blazing a path for future generations of young alumni. We are proud to announce that three of the five winners are graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Eligible winners must be 35 years of age or younger at the end of the year in which they are nominated and must have received an undergraduate or graduate degree from UAB.

The Award Selection committee considered each nominee's personal and professional accomplishments, commitment of volunteer time to civic and community organizations, and service to UAB during their time as a student or an alumnus.

Congratulations to our College of Arts and Sciences alumni winners!

Asha Dickerson, Ph.D.
2004 B.S. - College of Arts & Sciences
2005 B.A. - School of Education
2009 M.A. - School of Education
Director of Training at Argosy University, Atlanta

Aaron Neal, Ph.D.
2010 B.S. - College of Arts & Sciences
Honors College/Science & Technology Honors
International Health Scientist at National Institutes of Health

Katrina Watson
2016 M.P.A. - College of Arts & Sciences
President & Executive Director at The Literacy Council of Central Alabama

Trailblazing Alumni