Shannon Thomason

Shannon Thomason

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Public Relations Specialist

thomason@uab.edu • (205) 975-8858

Specific beats include: The Arts at UAB; Alys Stephens Center ; AEIVA; ArtPlay ; Arts in Medicine; Student Affairs and Student Life; Career & Professional Development Services; Veterans Services; Lecture Series; Homecoming; Issues management ; Administrative News; College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Art and Art History; Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; Department of Music; Department of Theatre; Department of Communication Studies; Institute for Human Rights; WBHM; National Alumni Society; The Graduate School; Development

This spring, Samantha Richardson won her second Mosaic Award, the American Advertising Federation’s highest honor, for her work with a new Birmingham, Alabama, nonprofit, In Solidarity: The Beth El Civil Rights Experience.
The Region 9 Murrow Award honors include the highest award given, Overall Excellence, for WBHM, which together with Gulf States Newsroom won in 14 of 23 categories.
Assistant Professor of English Joseph Wood is selected for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Georgia, while Associate Professor of Spanish John T. Maddox IV, Ph.D., is selected for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Brazil.
Panion, having worked with Richard Smallwood as conductor and arranger, was tapped by The Kennedy Center for his unique experience at merging gospel and classical music, particularly with the symphony orchestra.
Alabama musicians can submit an audition now through June 30, and up to four finalists will be selected to perform live onstage Sept. 13 at the Arts Block Party, presented by UAB Arts.
UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts will present works from more than 60 artists, representing many of its most iconic exhibitions from the past decade and offering a glimpse into future exhibitions.
The UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 program, presented by the UAB National Alumni Society, each year recognizes the fastest-growing and most successful businesses owned or managed by UAB graduates.
Awards and honors continue for the PRCA/PRSSA at UAB chapter, where students put their classroom learning into real-world practice, preparing them for careers and vaulting them into the professional world.
This semester, at least 2,963 students are eligible to graduate, and more than 1,871 students are expected to walk in the three ceremonies in Bartow Arena.
Willing Blazers who volunteer can lend a hand for projects like general cleanup, painting, yard work and more. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
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