Once again, we finished the academic year with a major exhibition at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, this time showcasing the work of UAB art alumnus David Sandlin. The Irish-born painter's show, “76 Manifestations of American Destiny,” opened on June 2 and featured two major series of his large-scale works that highlighted themes of morality, redemption, and American exceptionalism.
Our spring semester concluded with another joyful, thrilling commencement ceremony, at which more than 2,000 UAB students graduated. Charles Coleman, who received his bachelor’s degree in international studies and who recently received the Fulbright Scholarship, was the undergraduate speaker. Dr. Heith Copes from the Department of Criminal Justice, was the mace carrier at the summer ceremony.
With each passing term, the College continues to add to its growing list of achievements. We are proud of our talented alumni—both senior and recent—and look forward to many more opportunities to highlight their accomplishments.