Degrees for Dorothy: The Story of a Lifelong Learner

At the ripe age of 78 years old, Dorothy Franklin received her Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies—her third UA degree in the last 17 years. In 1957, Franklin was only 19 years old and finishing up her freshman year at Huntington College in Montgomery when she got married. The new couple moved to Tuscaloosa so her […]

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Alumnus Awarded for Contributions to Southern Literature

Due to the large contributions historian and alumnus Dr. Harvey Jackson III has made to the literature of the South, The University of Alabama’s College of Communication and Information Sciences, along with the journalism department, recently honored him with the 2016 Clarence Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing. “I grew up with a natural interest in […]

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UA Alumnus and Artist Receives International Awards

Susan McCollough, an internationally recognized artist and alumnus from The University of Alabama, recently won one of Florence, Italy’s most prestigious art awards and has been invited to participate in several international exhibitions. Her prize, the International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci—The Universal Artist, was awarded in January at the Borghese Palace in Florence. She was […]

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