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UAB News celebrates graduating students

The University of Alabama at Birmingham will host in-person commencement ceremonies for the fall semester December 9-10 at Bartow Arena. The ceremonies will be live streamed via Facebook and YouTube.


Tehreem Khan achieves success through mentorship, personal drive and family support.
Mull will graduate in the fall undergraduate commencement ceremony Dec. 10 in Bartow Arena with her degree in kinesiology.
At least 1,270 students will walk in two commencement exercises this fall at UAB. 
For one UAB student, a passion for physics can help keep the Earth safe from space weather events.
When Alicia Cherry experienced what she felt was an academic failure, a Google search led her to UAB and changed the course of her academic career and life.
A heritage Spanish speaker, Gracemarie Cepero Lopez graduates from UAB and wants to use her skills as a medical interpreter on her path to medical school.
Nursing student Serenity Lane battled leukemia as a child. In August, she will graduate from UAB and begin her first job as an emergency medicine nurse at Children’s of Alabama almost 15 years after beating cancer.
John Chen will graduate with his master’s degree from the School of Education and thanks all the faculty and students at UAB for helping him succeed.
Amanda Grace Waller, 22, was named a national finalist for the KCACTF’s Barbizon Award for Excellence in Lighting Design and was one of two students nationally given a special achievement award.
Years after spending 87 days in a neonatal intensive care unit, Tara Wood and her twin daughters are now UAB alumni who are using their life experiences to help others.
Matthew Leong will graduate in the spring undergraduate commencement ceremony April 30 in Bartow Arena.
After surviving a pediatric brain tumor, Julia York was inspired to pursue a career in nursing. On the 10th anniversary of her diagnosis, she will graduate from the UAB School of Nursing and begin her first job at Children’s of Alabama on the hematology-oncology unit.
More than 2,600 students will graduate from UAB this spring. Approximately 1,600 students will walk in one of the university’s three ceremonies.
Adeel Memon will be the first graduate of the UAB neuroengineering Ph.D. program during the 2022 spring graduate commencement ceremony on April 29.
For this free inaugural ASO/UAB Music Concerto Winners concert, alumna Mira Walker ’20 and graduating senior Dina Kasman will each play a different piano concerto by Sergei Prokofiev.
Angela Lee will be graduating from UAB on April 30 with a double major in chemistry and mathematics, leaving behind a trail of impressive academic and community accomplishments.
Lighting designer Bailey Dumlao and co-director Devin Ty Franklin are two of the artists behind the scenes of Theatre UAB’s “The SpongeBob Musical.”
Derek Dang, graduating from UAB with honors, will present to legislators at the prestigious Posters on the Hill event, hosted by the Council on Undergraduate Research.
Michael Ho’s multidisciplinary degree is supplemented by extensive campus involvement, academic excellence, and national recognition.
Harper Nichols is not able to grip with one hand. In her colorful photo series, “holding / self portrait,” she shows all the things she holds throughout the day with her arm.
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