Displaying items by tag: trailblazing alumni

Mariana Rodríguez loved her International Studies (ITS) classes and teachers so much that she went on to receive a PhD in Political Science from Vanderbilt University in 2013.
Jolley, now a producer and reporter with Illinois Public Media, said her studies as an International Studies major at UAB "enhanced my ability to analyze cause and effect at a political and a cultural level."
July 15, 2015

Comic Genius

UAB English alum Jason Aaron now stands as one of the leading lights of the Marvel Universe—a comics writer whose storylines for heroes such as the X-Men and Thor have generated critical acclaim and buzz.
What do a lion trainer, Rhodes Scholars, a space archaeologist and country music star Sam Hunt have in common?
Craig Wooten, a graduate of the UAB Department of History, has been listening to American war veterans share their experiences in order to help promote disaster preparedness and provide disaster relief and services to military members and their families.
Quinn Lewis graduated the UAB Department of English Creative Writing Program in 2010 and is now working on her MFA in Poetry at the University of Oregon. She recently talked about her experiences with graduate student Halley Cotton.
University of Alabama at Birmingham honors student Sadhvi Batra is one of only 40 winners nationwide for the Humanity in Action Fellowship, which supports original research concerning intolerance and democratic values.
April 13, 2015

Native Son

UAB helped make Hugh Gainer the man he is today, and now he is repaying the investment. We spent a few hours with Hugh and his wife Anna at their home in Birmingham to learn more about his experiences at UAB.
April 13, 2015

2014 Alumni Awards

Our alumni are more than former students. They are ambassadors of the institution, representatives of the quality of the education available to students at UAB, and advocates for the College and university in a broad and complex world.
John Chancellor is excited to be part of change at UAB as the newest co-chair of the Student Alumni Society (SAS) and as Mr. UAB 2014.
Department of History alumnus Brian Barsanti is now the executive director of the Southern Museum of Flight, home to one of the best collections of historic aircraft in the Southeast as well as the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame.
This past summer, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases tapped clinical neuropsychologist Luke Stoeckel, Ph.D., a UAB alumnus, to lead its new Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience of Obesity and Diabetes Program.
On January 23, the UAB Alumni House was filled with some of the College’s finest—representing the outstanding intellect, creativity, and character at UAB—as we celebrated the 2015 Scholarship and Awards Luncheon.
Austin Luker, one of the earliest undergraduate neuroscience majors, graduated summa cum laude from UAB and is now a fourth-year student in the UAB School of Medicine.
Our graduates have experienced a lot of success in their post-graduation careers.
January 06, 2015

Historian at Work

Last fall, the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center (BHEC) hired UAB History Department alumna Rebecca Dobrinski (MA ’11, BA ’08) as its first Program Director.
November 24, 2014

From Pre-Med to Premeditated

Brian Rice interviews Sharmin Anwer, a recent graduate of UAB’s Department of Government currently attending Vanderbilt Law School.
The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to recognize the achievements of our honorees. We are so very proud of their accomplishments, and we are grateful for their support.
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