Displaying items by tag: trailblazing alumni

October 17, 2017

Risk Takers

From changing majors to changing sports, these former football players, cheerleaders, majorettes, and Blazerettes stepped outside their comfort zones and transformed their student experiences–and future careers.

Amanda Keller is the director of the Magic City Acceptance Center, an AIDS Outreach program designed to provide a safe and supportive space for LBGTQ youth.
For a few days in September, General Electric will use the ceiling of New York City’s Grand Central Station as a canvas to showcase the impressive accomplishments of women in scientific fields. Among them is Hadiyah-Nicole Green, Ph.D., a UAB alumna who graduated with a master’s degree in physics in 2009 and a doctorate in physics in 2012.
Two African American Studies students — an alumna and a senior — are participating in their dream internships this summer.
The awardees will be honored at a luncheon Friday, June 23, at the UAB National Alumni Society House.
The UAB Arts and Sciences Alumni Chapter hosted an Alumni Night at Regions Field for the UAB vs. Alabama baseball game on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
Woolley, a 2009 UAB graduate, is the conservation design manager for Birmingham’s Ruffner Mountain nature preserve.
Johnny E. Bates, M.D., a graduate of the Department of Mathematics, is a physician and the CEO and owner of Quality Correctional Health Care, Inc., which provides health care services in correctional settings.
February 01, 2017

Young Alumni Win Regional Emmy

Kourtney Cowart and Michael Shikany, who both graduated in December 2015 with degrees in Communication Studies, were honored with a Midsouth Regional Emmy for their documentary, “Ever Faithful—The Resurrection of UAB Football” at the 31st Annual awards ceremony on January 21, 2017.
Daisy Wong, Ph.D., Robert Maddox, J.D., Christina Richey, Ph.D., Charles Scribner and Marcus Newell were honored at the College of Arts and Sciences' annual Alumni Awards reception on Tuesday, January 24 at the UAB Alumni House.
December 05, 2016

2016 Alumni Awards

Congratulations to our 2016 Alumni Award winners. These accomplished individuals represent the values we champion in the College of Arts and Sciences: ethical and moral reasoning, the scientific method, cultural competency, communication, and confidence in the face of complexity.
Steven O'Dell, a graduate of the Department of Justice Sciences' Forensic Science graduate program, is chief of the Forensic Sciences and Evidence Management Division of the Baltimore Police Department.
Social and Behavioral Science for Health Professionals, written by Department of Sociology alumni Brian P. Hinote and Jason Adam Wasserman, has been published by Rowman & Littlefield. The book examines various social and behavioral factors that affect health and illness, with a particular focus on how these phenomena inform clinical practice. You can read more about the book on the publisher's website.
Michael Heaven's biotech business was hatched in a UAB lab, and accelerated by several UAB resources designed to fuel innovation on campus.
UAB communication studies alumnus and Cullman native Trevor Hale is the head of global communications for Infiniti, the Japanese luxury automaker owned by Nissan—the latest stop in a globetrotting career working with some of the world's top automakers.
Alumna Sarah Hicks will travel to the Galapagos Islands in an effort to enhance geographic knowledge in classrooms and local communities.
Wes Calhoun, president of the new Arts and Sciences Alumni Board, sees growth and opportunity ahead for his alma mater and his hometown.
September 12, 2016

New Alumni Board

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to introduce our inaugural alumni board. These outstanding graduates will take the lead on building relationships with our 30,000 alumni—who live right here in our back yard and across the globe.
Julie Locher, Ph.D., director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Translational Nutrition and Aging Program, received the Gerontological Society of America 2016 M. Powell Lawton Award for her contributions in gerontology research.
Chang, who was named a 2015 Fulbright Scholar in 2015, is this year one of 57 Phi Kappa Phi fellows selected nationwide.
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