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Dr. Johnny Bates, Mr. Joseph Meadow, IV, Ms. Joy O’Neal, Mr. Tim Stephens were among 25 UAB alumni recognized for their success at a company they founded, owned or managed.
April 25, 2016

History in the Making

Gillian Goodrich studied history. Today, she’s helping to create it. Decades after she began her academic career, Goodrich approaches our common social challenges with the same rigorous examination and long perspective of a historian—one with a giving heart.
April 25, 2016

A Perfect Match

Lucy Kennedy did not so much find UAB as UAB found her. Her support enables the College to provide scholarships to our most promising students, especially those returning to school while balancing work and families.
April 25, 2016

Partnerships

Our faculty members make investments in their students, and the returns are far-reaching and inspirational.
Senior John Wesley Chancellor has been selected for the Peace Corps and will teach high school science topics in Mozambique for 27 months.
At this year’s luncheon the program awarded the MPA Hall of Fame Award for 2014 and 2015, which is given to an alum with at least ten years of experience in a public service career who has exemplified public service values.
Peter Hardin, J.D., received the Department of Biology's inaugural Distinguished Alumnus Award during the department's Spring 2016 Awards Ceremony and Luncheon.
Her first book isn’t finished, but Ashley M. Jones’s words already are earning national accolades. Recently, the young poet and 2012 UAB alumna won the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award.
Artists Merrilee Challiss and UAB professor of art Derek Cracco examine spirituality and religion through their featured work in New American Paintings.
Department of Government alumnus Wayne Heard, now a council executive assistant for the City of Birmingham and law student, attended the 2015 Congressional Black Caucus's "Boot Camp" program in July.
Ashley Jones, who graduated with a degree in English in 2012, has been given the Writers’ Award by the Rona Jaffe Foundation.
If you could meet the person who made your scholarship possible, what would you say? Over 175 students had that opportunity last Friday as the College celebrated the 2015-2016 Scholarship and Awards Luncheon.
Six years ago, UAB philosophy alumna Amanda Keller started volunteering daily with Birmingham AIDS Outreach (BAO). Today, she is the Director of LGBTQ Programs at BAO and is working to better educate and care for the community.
They come from different eras of UAB’s history, and they majored in different subjects, but they’ve all become leaders in Birmingham’s burgeoning, nationally acclaimed food and beverage scene.
In March, the College of Arts and Sciences celebrated our nine graduates who were honored at the UAB National Alumni Society’s Excellence in Business Top 25 event.
Eddy Stewart, a 2006 graduate with a degree in criminal justice, has reached the finals in Season 7 of "American Ninja Warrior," the popular television show that brings competitors from around the country to navigate a challenging obstacle course.
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