Joe Scarborough

History, ’85 Joe Scarborough is an American cable news and talk radio host, lawyer, author and former politician. He is the co-host of Morning Joe on MSNBC, and previously hosted Scarborough Country on the same channel. Scarborough served in the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 2001 as a Representative from the 1st […]

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Richard and Annette Shelby

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, […]

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Kathryn Stockett

English, ’91 Kathryn Stockett is best known for her 2009 debut novel, The Help, which spent more than 100 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list. She worked in magazine publishing in New York before publishing her first novel, which took her five years to complete. The book was rejected by 60 literary […]

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Ann Waldron

Unknown Major, ’45 Ann Wood Waldron was an author who initially focused on writing for children and young adults, but turned her work to biographies of authors from the South, and eventually shifted to writing murder mysteries. She earned a degree in journalism from UA and was editor of The Crimson White. Waldron met her […]

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E.O. Wilson

Biology, ’49 and M.S., ’50 Edward Osborne Wilson is an American biologist, researcher (sociobiology, biodiversity, island biogeography), theorist, naturalist and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, or the study of ants, on which he is considered to be the world’s leading expert. Wilson is known for his scientific career, his role as “the father of […]

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Norbert Leo Butz

Theatre, ’93 This UA graduate is a two-time winner of the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, and one of only nine to win the award twice as lead actor. He made his Broadway debut in 1996 in Rent, and went on to star in Thou Shalt Not (for which he won a […]

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