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

Alivia Moore, who studied deception in the UAB Department of Communication Studies and graduates May 1, urges incoming students to take every opportunity seriously and plan their long-term goals.
With an acceptance rate of less than 10 percent, the Critical Language Scholarship is one of the most competitive scholarships in the United States and the most prestigious language program for U.S. students.
Caroline Myers, whose partial hearing loss informs her latest works, graduates May 1 with a BFA degree from the UAB Department of Art and Art History and Honors College; this summer she will study at the New York Academy of Art.
At least 1,951 graduates will walk in three ceremonies. Senator James T. “Jabo” Waggoner will be awarded the UAB President’s Medal.
Maysa Mohmoud was named Collegiate Recovery Student of the Year Award, and Kathy and Ray Hayes were chosen for the Collegiate Recovery Philanthropist of the Year Award.
A bilingual speaker of Japanese, Leanna Miku Crafford volunteered with a nonprofit health care clinic, did research in microbiology and led the Japanese Culture Club. She will graduate May 1 with honors magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.
Charismatic singer/guitarist/songwriter and five-time Grammy Award winner Keb’ Mo’ will perform an intimate solo show and do an audience Q-and-A.
The BFA exhibition is presented by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History. A free virtual closing reception is planned from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 29.
David H. Parker will walk in UAB’s commencement, then head west to the University of California, Los Angeles, where they will pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Directing, with a full scholarship.
UAB Arts in Medicine is creating the choir with support from the Women’s Breast Health Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. Information sessions will be May 4, 5 and 8.
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