Stories of Giving

The Spirit of UA

From the Winter 2019 Collegian | When Barbara Stone talks about the Million Dollar Band, her passion for its members and mission are evident in every sentence. Each word is thought out—meticulously chosen to fully represent the respect and love she has for each halftime show, each song from the stands, and each member marching […]

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Recruiting the Best

From the Winter 2019 Collegian | For Dr. Richmond McClintock, supporting The University of Alabama has always been a family affair. The son of a UA alumnus, McClintock grew up cheering for the Tide and made the trek to Tuscaloosa for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. His wife Nancy, originally from New York, began […]

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Supporting Our Students

From the Winter 2019 Collegian | After moving their daughters into their dorms for their freshman year, Stephen and Anne Avera were inspired by the student atmosphere to create a scholarship opportunity. Both UA alumni, the Averas founded the Howard Jones Endowed Scholarship in History in 2015. The generous endowment seeks to provide a scholarship […]

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Making History

From the Winter 2019 Collegian | “Historians come cheap,” said Dr. Lisa Dorr, the winner of the 2007–2010 Faculty Fellowship for social sciences. “Really all we need is a little bit of money and a lot of time to be successful.” In fact, using the $9,000 she received from the Leadership Board, Dorr was able […]

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Fueling Creativity

From the Winter 2019 Collegian | Dance major Andy Zavadsky says that he can’t imagine dancing anywhere other than UA. For three years, he learned from some of the best instructors in the world while the recipient of the Tutwiler Scholar scholarship, which allowed him to come to Tuscaloosa from his home in Wisconsin. But […]

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UA to Launch Inaugural Crowdfunding Campaign

From the November 2017 Desktop News | Saturdays at the Capstone would not be the same without the show-stopping performance and enthusiastic energy that exudes from Bryant-Denny Stadium when the Million Dollar Band takes the field. Now the 400-member organization that provides the rhythm of the game hopes to enhance its sound with the help of a […]

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Couple Gives $25,000 for Veterans Scholarship

From the June 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Matthew Therrell, an associate professor of geography, and his wife Meganne Warner recently gave more than $25,000 to the Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama in order to honor the memory of Warner’s father, H. William Warner III, and enhance the educational opportunities of students who are veterans […]

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A Prominent UA Alumni Couple Contributes the Largest Arts and Sciences Endowment in More Than Two Decades

From the May 2017 Desktop News | Two prominent University of Alabama alumni, Dr. E. Gaylon and Mrs. Susan N. McCollough, have gifted the College of Arts and Sciences with its largest academic endowment in more than two decades – for the purpose of creating two unprecedented initiatives: The Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars and […]

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An Unexpected Anniversary Surprise

From the November 2016 Desktop News | “To surprise someone after 30 years of marriage is no small feat,” said Dr. Michael Murphy, an emeritus professor and former chair in UA’s Department of Anthropology. But on Oct. 8, Murphy revealed a months-in-the-making anniversary surprise to his wife Dr. Milady Murphy, the Wellness Center director and division chair […]

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