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Mary Harmon Young

Mary Harmon Young has quickly become one of the most influential and established realtors in the nation, thanks to her creative genes and desire to help her Tuscaloosa community. Recently, she was honored with state and national awards including a spot on the National Realtors Association 30 Under 30 list, something she calls a “coveted […]

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Lara Dean

Looking at speech pathologist Lara Dean’s schedule, you might wonder if she has any free time. Dean works full time for the Birmingham City Schools identifying children with autism, speech or language impairment, or other health impairments; she co-owns her own private practice where she conducts individual sessions with students; and she works with KultureCity […]

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Laci Jordan

As a creative director and curator of her own brand, Laci Jordan is the epitome of success. The graphic design superstar originally set out to be an FBI agent—receiving her first degree in criminal justice in 2010—but now she is hailed by the likes of Essence and Forbes magazines as “the definition of black girl […]

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Koushik Kassanagotu

As the conversation on healthcare continues to heat up on national and local scales, innovative minds like Koushik Kasanagottu are dedicated to entering the primary care field and changing the narrative of healthcare infrastructure and availability in the United States. Kasanagottu’s medical career is dedicated to focusing on rural areas with inadequate healthcare providers, and […]

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Kayleb Candrilli

Kayleb Candrilli is an award-winning poet and author with more than 100 published works, many of which have won such prizes as the Britany Noakes Poetry Award and the Pamet River Prize. Mostly recently, however, Candrilli was selected from among thousands of applicants as a 2017 Lambda Literary finalist for What Runs Over, a poetry […]

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Jessica Procter

Listening to Miss America contestants say that they want to solve world hunger seems so cliché that it verges on trite. But for UA senior Jessica Procter, also known as Miss Alabama, fighting against food insecurity is more than a winning platform—it’s a passion project that, most recently, has been helping campuses across the nation […]

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Ian Sams

Behind every Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Tim Kaine is a less well-known Brian Fallon, Hope Hicks, and Ian Sams. The former have a reputation to maintain and a political platform to promote, and the latter spend every waking moment making it happen. As the current communications director for Senator Tim Kaine, Ian Sams, a […]

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Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

While 25-year-old Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is fulfilling his childhood dream—not only playing in the National Football League, but making headlines as an All-Rookie, Pro-Bowler, and top 100 NFL player for the last two years—he’s also been working towards another of his goals. That is, getting his bachelor’s degree. “I remember Nick Saban coming to my […]

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