Displaying items by tag: trailblazing alumni

November 05, 2014

General Wisdom

Distinguished Alumni Award winner Major General (Ret.) Lee Price says the roots of her successful military career lie in her UAB education.
November 05, 2014

Anchor Away

Communication Studies alumna Laura Britt is front and center on the 120 Sports network.
Charles Nooney, chairman and CEO of MobiTV, an international “connected home and TV-everywhere solutions provider,” graduated from UAB in 1980.
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Lindsay Sutton could have taken her UAB doctoral degree in developmental psychology, accepted a job offer in Washington, D.C., and spent her career following the typical path of most developmental psychologists into government or academia. Instead, she took a more colorful, unconventional route, signing up with an advertising agency.
While the world watches news headlines on the conflict in eastern Ukraine, UAB alumna Rachel Hicks is getting a much closer view — as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) on assignment at the United States Embassy in the capital of Kyiv.
Kristi L. Stringer, a doctoral candidate in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Sociology, has been awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship grant through the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which enables promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized research training while conducting their dissertation research.
Halley Cotton, a graduate assistant in the department's Creative Writing Program, recently sat down to talk with Ashley Jones, an alumna of the program, about her time at UAB, what inspires her, her favorite writers, and her hopes for the future.
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University of Alabama at Birmingham graduate Michael Longmire is spending four months working at the world’s largest chemical company as part of an internship granted to him by the German Academic Exchange Service, or DAAD.
NASA recently announced the selection of seven instrument proposals for inclusion on the next rover to be sent to Mars in 2020. Among the proposals selected, Dr. Luther Beegle, UAB physics alumnus and Research Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, is the principal investigator for the Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC).
As the executive director of the nonprofit Friends of Rickwood, UAB alum David Brewer is the chief steward of Rickwood Field's legacy.
Five years ago Dexter Forbes would never have predicted that he would graduate with an African American Studies major. Forbes typically found himself in the minority in his home community in Maine, and UAB provided a new environment where he could explore his personal identity.
UAB alum Logan Talbot writes about his experience interning for the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Pamela Sterne King, an assistant professor of history at UAB and former historic preservation officer for the city of Birmingham, wants students to learn about the city’s "often-forgotten fun personality."
Online contributions over six months since the public launch of The Campaign for UAB: Give Something, Change Everything, the most ambitious fundraising initiative in the history of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, have already surpassed total online gifts from the entire previous fiscal year.
"Exposure to information and exposure to people" — Michelle Craig says this is what she gained from UAB’s African American Studies Program, experiences that lead to a successful career.
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