More from UAB News

More from UAB Magazine

Event Highlights

  • College is for growing, so do not be afraid to make mistakes and grow. Dr. Shaia helped me believe in myself and grow into someone who can go into a career and be successful.
    Sam Pugh, Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations, Class of 2023
  • The way that the instructors at UAB have set up their coursework, I feel equally engaged with my peers, and I very much feel like I’m in a classroom. It’s just as rewarding as being on campus.
    Tyler Fowler, Psychology major, Class of 2023
  • I gave up everything I had to come to UAB. However, I knew this was something that I wanted to do no matter the personal fears and doubts I had.... Now I’m leaving this program with eight research publications and three prepared to submit, which serves as a reminder of the quality of UAB’s education.
    George Green, Ph.D. Biology graduate, Fall 2023
  • Just the faculty, the lengths they will go through to [help you] figure it out. It’s just crazy how willing they are to help and how much they care about us — as creatives, as actual human beings — separate from what we are doing as a career.
    Troy Serena, musical theatre major, Class of 2023
  • Being on campus, and the fact that it is a young university and I have the chance to play a role in shaping the impact it has, was really meaningful to me, and that is why I chose UAB.
    Ritika Samant, neuroscience major, Class of 2023
  • Coming from a small high school, I knew I wanted to go to a college that did not have any closed gates or doors — where I could meet people from all over — and that’s what I have found at UAB.
    Chandler Mull, Class of 2022, kinesiology major
  • 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
  • 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.