Development News

Former Roommates Establish Scholarship

From the December 2014 edition of Desktop News | Four College of Arts and Sciences alumni have established a foundation to provide scholarships for graduate students committed to public service. The 308 Grace Street Foundation is named in honor of three founders’ college apartment. From 1993 to 1996, Jason Wible, Brian Carver and David Harris […]

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Scholarship Named for Larry Drummond

From the November 2014 edition of Desktop News | The Alabama Conservation and Natural Resources Foundation has donated $50,000 to the College of Arts and Sciences to establish a scholarship in memory of UA alumnus Larry Drummond. The scholarship was made possible from proceeds of the Alabama Governor’s One-Shot Turkey Hunt fundraiser hosted by the […]

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Rising Tide Scholarship

Student-Led Campaign Seeks to Establish Scholarship for Students in Need What would you do if you could be Dean of The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences for a day? Marcita Cole, one of more than 8,000 students who were asked the question via social media earlier this year, said she would provide […]

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E. O. Wilson Donates Awards to UA

From the May 2014 Desktop News | Two Pulitzer Prizes and a host of other international awards bestowed on Dr. Edward O. Wilson, the world’s most decorated scientist and a College of Arts and Sciences alumnus, were recently given to the College as an inspiration for generations of scientists to come. Wilson also gave $100,000 […]

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Scholar Trudier Harris Honors Family with Endowment

Dr. Trudier Harris is one of the foremost African American literary and cultural theorists of today, and before her current post as a professor in the College’s Department of English, she had a 30-year career with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her scholarly career has taken her all over the world, and […]

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Semmes Foundation Gives $100K to Geological Sciences Endowed Scholarship

The Semmes Foundation of San Antonio, Texas, has donated $100,000 to the Douglas Epps Jones–Geological Sciences Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship is intended to benefit students studying in the College’s Department of Geological Sciences. The Geological Sciences Advisory Board is a group of distinguished alumni and friends who play an active role in the […]

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Family and Friends Establish Randall Justice Farmer Endowed Support Fund

Kathleen A. Farmer and others have given more than $10,000 to the College to establish the Randall Justice Farmer Endowed Support Fund. The funds will be used to support the Department of Criminal Justice. Farmer, a professor in that department, was also a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 31 years. A graduate […]

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Nick’s Kids Fund Continues Commitment to Brewer-Porch Children’s Center

In the 2010-2011 academic year, Nick’s Kids, a charitable fund for children established by UA head football coach Nick Saban and his wife, Terry, gave $8,000 to the Brewer Porch Children’s Center. The center was established in 1970 by the Alabama legislature to provide a model treatment program for Alabama’s special needs children and adolescents, […]

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Murrays Establish Scholarship for Blount Undergraduate Initiative Participants

Dr. and Mrs. Rhett B. Murray, of Huntsville, Ala., have given more than $20,000 to the College to establish the Dr. Rhett B. Murray Endowed Scholarship, which will be used to support students in the Blount Undergraduate Initiative. Dr. Murray, a third-generation graduate of The University of Alabama, where he received a bachelor’s degree in […]

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