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Summa cum laude graduate John Wesley Chancellor has been selected to serve in the Peace Corps, joining others from UAB in a longstanding tradition of involvement in the program.
Sophomore Eamon Griffith of Birmingham won first place in the Young Artist category, while junior Aleksandra Kasman of Vestavia Hills was named the alternate winner.
The winners of the Mr. and Ms. UAB Scholarship Competition, announced at the Hoops on the Haasephalt event, will each receive a $2,500 scholarship and serve as ambassadors of UAB in the coming year.
An anonymous nomination brings national attention to poetry written by 2012 UAB graduate Ashley M. Jones.
UAB junior Aleksandra Kasman outplayed 33 talented pianists to win first place at the International Keyboard Institute and Festival.
Senior Elora Robbani wins nationally competitive scholarship to study at American University in Dubai.
Kasman’s other recent wins include the  National Federation of Music Clubs Student/Collegiate Auditions, LaGrange Symphony Young Artist Concerto Competition, and AMTA State College Concerto and Solo Performance auditions.
Here’s a look at the many fellowships, scholarships, honors and awards earned by the talented 2015 spring graduates at UAB.
UAB beat out teams from universities including Dartmouth, UCLA, Georgetown and Rutgers to win national championship in bioethics.
At least 2,724 students will graduate this spring, and more than 1,200 are expected to participate in UAB’s two spring commencement ceremonies at Bartow Arena.
The commission will present awards for 2015’s Outstanding Women and present a free lecture by leadership expert Betsy Myers.
Kasman’s prize includes a prestigious opportunity to perform with the symphony in March and a $1,500 cash prize.
Thirty honors students and faculty traveled to the National Collegiate Honors Council in November.
UAB has two Rhodes finalists and one Marshall finalist in 2014.
Kasman will face eight other competitors in the MTNA Southern Division auditions in Tennessee in January, and the winner will go to nationals.
John Wesley Chancellor of Enterprise and Candy Mosley of Foley are Mr. and Ms. UAB 2014, with first alternates Ethan Gissendaner and Asia Sullivan.
The Honors College is home to students from all seven undergraduate colleges and schools and includes challenging courses and academic enrichment, such as research, international study, internships and service learning.
Three UAB students are recognized by prestigious national scholarship program for academic excellence.
An interdisciplinary collaboration at UAB recently established a research method that has expanded the institution’s capacity to expand initiatives addressing diseases including cancer, autoimmune diseases and degenerative diseases.
The NCHC is the professional association of undergraduate honors programs and colleges, honors directors, and deans, as well as faculty, staff and students.
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