Apply now for UAB National Alumni Society Excellence in Business Top 25

The NAS will honor 25 UAB alumni-owned or alumni-operated businesses March 10; applications will be accepted through Feb. 13.

excellence in businessApplications are being accepted now for the University of Alabama at Birmingham National Alumni Society Excellence in Business Top 25 Class of 2015.

This awards program is designed to identify, recognize and celebrate the successes of the top UAB alumni-owned or UAB alumni-operated businesses. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, Feb. 13.

To be considered for the award, applicants and their companies must meet three criteria: The business must have been in operation for a minimum of 36 months prior to Dec. 31, 2014. The business must have verifiable revenues of at least $150,000 for the most recent 12-month period. And finally, the business must be owned or operated by a UAB graduate who meets one of three stipulations: A UAB graduate or group of UAB graduates must have owned 50 percent or more of the company during the eligible period, a UAB graduate must have served as the company’s chief executive during the eligible period, or a UAB graduate must have founded the company and been active as a member of the most senior management team during the eligible period.

The 2015 class will be honored at the National Alumni Society House on Tuesday, March 10, at 11:30 a.m.

Applications and a complete list of the previous classes are on the UAB NAS website at

For questions regarding the awards program, contact Greg Berry at or 205-934-3555.