UAB graduate received the Samuel B. Barker Award for outstanding collegiate achievement

Trey Gordon is recognized for outstanding academic achievement through UAB’s Graduate School.

Trey2Trey Gordon, MPATrey Gordon, MPA, a spring 2020 graduate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has won a Samuel B. Barker Award from the UAB Graduate School. The awards are given each spring to graduate students who represent the highest level of student achievement in a UAB program.

Gordon was named an Outstanding Student in the UAB College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of Political Science and Public Administration, was involved in an innovative simulation project as a graduate assistant during the 2019-2020 academic year, and launched a local nonprofit, Adjacent Space, that aims to improve accessibility for the deaf, hard-of-hearing and deafblind communities. He graduated with a Master of Public Administration degree with a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the College of Arts and Sciences.

“I have learned a great deal from the professors, peers and books; but one thing that really stood out to me in my UAB experience was empowerment,” Gordon said. “UAB inspired me to look at my own potential and how I can take the initiative to go and take action that will ultimately make a difference in our lives and society.”