University of Alabama at Birmingham Student Nursing Association has received the Outstanding Breakthrough to Nursing Project award for its biannual “Day in the Life” program from the Alabama Association of Nursing Students. UAB SNA president Star Cartrett accepted the award on behalf of the SNA board at the association’s annual convention in Montgomery in October. In addition, Selena Dacosta, vice president of the UAB SNA and fourth-semester bachelor of science in nursing student, was elected to a second term as Breakthrough to Nursing director on the AANS executive board. Dacosta works to develop scholarships for AANS student members who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills and give back to their community. Dacosta was also named the state’s Outstanding Board Member.The
Ryan Scruggs, a fourth-semester BSN student, was awarded a one-time $250 Breakthrough to Nursing scholarship. This scholarship recognizes a student who exemplifies leadership in his or her community. Scruggs was also elected to serve on the AANS state executive board as legislative chair. In this position he will act as the liaison between the AANS, Alabama State Nurses Association and the student constituents.
Ashton Tureaud, a student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the UAB School of Nursing, received a one-time $500 scholarship from ASNA District 3. She was one of three selected to receive this scholarship. Tureaud works at the UAB student health clinic as a family nurse practitioner and formerly served as an adjunct professor for the Accelerated Master’s in Nursing Pathway program at the UAB School of Nursing. Tureaud received her master of science in nursing degree in 2012 from the UAB School of Nursing.
UAB SNA adviser Summer Langston, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, AACC, was named the Leader of Leaders for her outstanding service to the school chapter, the AANS, the ANSA and the National Student Nurses Association. Langston has demonstrated success through increasing membership, implementing community, legislative and Breakthrough to Nursing projects, and promoting attendance at state and national conventions. Langston currently serves as an assistant professor at the UAB School of Nursing. She earned her MSN degree in 2006 and her DNP in 2009 from the UAB School of Nursing.
In all, 11 members of the UAB SNA chapter attended the annual state convention, which provides pre-nursing students with the opportunity to shadow current nursing students and participate in a personalized Q&A panel. The mission of the Alabama Association of Nursing Students is to foster nursing education, facilitate early unity among our future colleagues in nursing, and optimize the nursing student’s exposure to the numerous specialties and pathways in the ever-changing field of nursing.
UAB senior overcomes health challenges to become first online psychology graduateAfter graduation, Haley Callahan will pursue her master’s degree in counseling from Northwestern University.posted 3 days ago 2960 viewsFrom BHM to OKJ: UAB senior prepares for first job teaching English in JapanGraduating senior Sarah Leffel will spend her first year after completing her undergraduate education teaching English to children in Japan.posted 4 days ago 1105 viewsNursing students learn about homelessness firsthandSchool of Nursing partners with One Roof for annual Point in Time homeless community census.posted 4 days ago 1590 viewsBlazer Motorsports launches crowdfunding effort to send Baja team to national competitionAn interdisciplinary team that includes Engineering, the Collat School of Business, and the College of Arts and Sciences is reaching for new heights to make UAB’s team a perennial contender.posted 5 days ago 859 viewsAdkins and Rountree awarded National Science Foundation FellowshipThe students were chosen from a pool of 13,000 applicants.posted 9 days ago 2485 viewsGraduating art senior Samantha Richardson’s skills land awards, start in agency careerDuring her undergraduate experience at UAB, her creative design research focused on building awareness about underprivileged communities in the city. She works with Cayenne Creative.posted 9 days ago 3811 viewsAmong 1 percent, UAB Collat School of Business maintains accounting and business accreditationUAB is among the 1 percent of schools worldwide to have accreditation in both business and accounting from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.posted 11 days ago 647 viewsUndergraduate students gain research experience in drug discovery labCowan and Unger will pursue further work in drug discovery as they enter graduate school after commencement in April.posted 11 days ago 1682 viewsProtecting stethoscopes with a noble metalBiomedical engineering students Jervaughn Hunter and Nikea McMullen are developing a contamination-free stethoscope cover to prevent a common source of infection.posted 11 days ago 667 viewsUAB Public Relations student group named chapter of the yearStudents also received 20 Medallion Awards, the highest award given by the Public Relations Council of Alabama, 12 Awards of Excellence and six Awards of Merit.posted 11 days ago 1176 viewsSenior design projects to be on display this weekThe public is invited to come to campus on Wednesday, April 19 and Friday, April 21 to meet the students and to see how they are engineering solutions to real-world challenges.
Graduating Theatre UAB senior Russell Alexander II of Selma selected to Atlanta’s Aurora Theatre CompanyRussell Alexander II will graduate April 29 and begin work with a professional acting company, after performing with Theatre UAB and garnering a national award from the Kennedy Center.posted 11 days ago 7575 viewsUAB STEM undergraduates named Goldwater ScholarsBen Boros, Maggie Collier and Remy Meir join the group of 24 UAB students to date who have been named Goldwater Scholars.posted 13 days ago 3761 viewsUAB Department of Art and Art History students present community-focused projects based in the artsThe winning entries will be displayed in the Global Eye Exhibition, which opens Friday, April 21, in the new UAB INTO space located in the Sterne Library.
- Event Date April 19
Graduating UAB senior Aleksandra Kasman has chosen The Juilliard School after being accepted to nation’s top music schoolsA senior in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music and the Honors College’s University Honors Program, Kasman, pianist, will graduate April 29, then embark on a tour and graduate school.posted 13 days ago 3691 viewsSpring commencement ceremonies, doctoral hooding at UAB on April 29At least 2,015 students will graduate and approximately 1,250 are expected to walk in the spring 2017 commencement ceremonies happening 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Bartow Arena.
- Event Date April 21
INTO UAB opens new home in Mervyn Sterne LibraryThe grand opening of the INTO UAB Center is a celebration of collaboration from faculty, staff and students to support international students who choose to make the university their home.posted 17 days ago 2212 viewsPeace Corps Prep certification program will launch this fall at UABUAB is one of only two universities in the state to offer the program.posted 17 days ago 2191 viewsUAB breaks ground on new Police Department HeadquartersThe new facility will be double the square footage of the current UABPD headquarters and provide a state-of-the-art, functionally efficient workspace designed to accommodate continued growth.posted 17 days ago 5352 viewsR&B artist Khalid to perform free concert at UAB on April 22Khalid will perform outside at the UAB Hill Student Center. The show is free and open to students and the public.
- Event Date April 29
- Event Date April 22