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  • The level of ‘who-knows-what’s-gonna-happen’ is at its absolute max right now; but with the experience I have gained in this humble community on and off campus, I am well-prepared and eager to jump into the challenge headlong.
    David Parker, theatre major, Class of 2021
  • I never expected my research, mentorship and leadership experiences to help me grow so much to where I am today, and I am truly grateful for these experiences through UAB.
    Leanna Miku Crafford, biology major, Class of 2021
  • There are so many people around me that have helped make this possible, and my gratitude to them cannot be overstated. I am so thankful for the mentors, professors and friends that have believed in me along the way.
    Zahrah Abdulrauf, senior majoring in cognitive science, is a Rhodes Scholar finalist
  • In high school, I was discouraged from pursuing engineering because it was deemed a man’s field. After completing my undergraduate studies from UAB, I began working for UAB, and it was fitting to continue my studies with a program I knew and loved.
    Ashlyn Manzella earned her Ph.D. in civil engineering in spring 2020
  • UAB has not only shown me to believe in myself, but there is opportunity for everyone, and it doesn’t matter if you have a disability. UAB is one of the best colleges that focuses on diversity.
    Cheqana Jervey, history major, Class of 2020
  • UAB changed everything for me.
    Mugdha Mokashi, neuroscience major, Class of 2018
  • I always knew my career path wouldn’t be the same as other people. With faculty help, I was networking at conferences and even taking a business class when it interested me.
    — Physics alumna Christina Richey, Ph.D.
  • If you’re a student who has an idea to start a business, the Collat School of Business wants to help you do that. It truly is learning in the 21st century.
    Eric Jack, Ph.D., dean, UAB Collat School of Business