History, ’57 (Richard) and Speech Communication, ’60 (Annette)
The University of Alabama’s interdisciplinary science and engineering complex, Shelby Hall, is named after U.S. Senator Richard Shelby and his wife, Dr. Annette N. Shelby. The $58.2 million building, which was dedicated in 2004, is one of the largest academic buildings on the UA campus. Richard Shelby, Alabama’s senior United States senator, is a graduate of The University of Alabama’s undergraduate and law programs. He was elected to the Senate in 1986 and has chaired numerous committees and subcommittees.
Annette Shelby specializes in management communication and has served as associate editor of the Journal of Management Communication, associate editor of the Journal of Financial Research, and on the editorial board of the Journal of Business Communication. She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from The University of Alabama and is a former professor at UA.