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As Ellyn Grady embraces retirement and looks back on her storied career, she does not call attention to her impressive and incomparable fundraising achievements. Instead, she reflects on and celebrates the people with whom she connected, learned from, and worked alongside over the course of her 30 years in Birmingham.

Vincent Cirel developed a passion for mathematics in high school and found personal inspiration even earlier in life working with his grandfather as a land surveyor. When it was time to pursue his undergraduate degree, he looked to the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Despite all her experience, nothing could have prepared Dr. Amy Bonka for what she has experienced over the past week: the largest sea turtle cold-stunning event ever recorded in Texas.
UAB was where communication studies alumna Megan Montgomery found her passion—and herself.
October 15, 2020

A Limitless World

Makayla Smith wants to use poetry to create spaces of joy and representation for Black, queer audiences.

Shelby Morris earned her B.A. in Professional Writing with a minor in Spanish in 2016 followed by a M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition in 2018.

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud that three of the five honorees are our graduates.

Kierstin Cates Kennedy, M.D., chief of UAB Hospital Medicine and clinical associate professor, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish at UAB.

This award honors alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary service to the local, national, or global community.

This award honors alumni ages 40 or younger for significant accomplishments in industry and/or their career field or for service in the College.

This award honors alumni ages 40 or younger for significant accomplishments in industry and/or their career field or for service in the College.

This is the College’s highest honor, and is awarded to prominent alumni who have achieved distinction through exceptional contributions to their professions.

Alumna Marie Sutton has worn a lot of hats throughout her educational and professional career.

Words matter. No one knows that better than alumnus Jeff Hodges who has made a career out of helping others, most recently in his role as Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Talent Program Manager for Regions Bank.

Many of our donors give to the College as a way of showing their appreciation for the people who inspired and guided them to academic and professional success. We asked a few of our supporters to share their stories of why they give and how investing in the College will ensure the success of our future students.
Many of our donors give to the College as a way of showing their appreciation for the people who inspired and guided them to academic and professional success. We asked a few of our supporters to share their stories of why they give and how investing in the College will ensure the success of our future students.

Alumnus Luke Richey believes being open to new experiences and change will help you decide your path.

November 11, 2019

I am Arts & Sciences: Forte'

Criminal justice alumna Forte’ received the UAB National Alumni Society's Volunteer of the Year Award in 2019 for dedicating her time and effort to improving the university.

Cahaba Brewing is one of the most popular and successful breweries in Birmingham. “When I began brewing, I started looking at what the science of brewing is,” says Eric. “A lot of people relate brewing beer more to cooking than anything else, but there’s so much more to it.

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