Category: Student Stories


McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars Achieve 100% Medical School Acceptance 

Desktop News | August 2023 The McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars, endowed by Dr. Gaylon and Mrs. Susan McCollough, has become a standout in the medical education community, attracting widespread attention due to its success in cultivating aspiring physicians. The inaugural class of the program achieved an extraordinary feat, boasting a 100% acceptance rate into medical institutions nationwide. This accomplishment serves as a testament to the program’s effectiveness in producing highly qualified and well-prepared medical candidates, setting a new standard […]

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UA Dance Company Set to Perform Internationally 

Desktop News | August 2023 The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce the Yonder Contemporary Dance Company’s captivating dance concert, “Unstuck With You,” at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. The production will take place August 5th-12th, internationally showcasing the company’s artistry and creativity, and will be available for viewing in-person throughout the run, with a livestream of the final performance.  “Unstuck With You” is a production that takes inspiration from the outer edges of the universe […]

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Dance Student’s Powerful Piece ‘The End’ Takes Center Stage in NYC 

Desktop News | June 2023 Zoe Woebkenberg, a College of Arts and Sciences student, is gearing up to showcase her dance performance, titled The End, at the upcoming Young Choreographer’s Festival in New York City on June 2, 2023. With her own choreography, Woebkenberg has poured her heart and soul into this captivating piece, which promises to leave a lasting impact on the audience.  From a young age, Woebkenberg ‘s passion for dance has burned bright, and her four years […]

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Exploring Career Opportunities and Building Connections in Washington D.C. 

Desktop News | May 2023 The Washington D.C. Professional Preparation Program provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the professional world of the nation’s capital. The program offers a chance for students to explore a wide range of career options, make connections and gain practical experience.   This spring, a group of 25 students traveled to DC to attend meetings and events designed to showcase the many internship programs and career tracks available to them. Their experience was not […]

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WiPA Secures Grant to Promote Female Participation in STEM

Desktop News | May 2023 Kaitlyn Hemauer, an undergraduate Physics and Math major and the president of the Women in Physics & Astronomy (WiPA) group at The University of Alabama, has secured a prestigious grant from the American Physical Society (APS). The grant provides funding of up to $1,000 and will be used to support the group’s efforts in promoting women’s participation in physics and astronomy.  WiPA’s mission is to foster connections between female physicists at all career stages and […]

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Ambassador Spotlight: Alexa Kays 

Desktop News | May 2023 Alexa Kays, a College of Arts and Sciences student, exemplifies the power of active participation in campus activities. As a dedicated International Studies and Dance major and Italian minor on the Pre-Law track, Kays has immersed herself in a diverse range of organizations and activities, resulting in transformative experiences and career opportunities.  In her role as the Vice President of the College of Arts and Sciences Ambassador Program, Kays has had the opportunity to connect […]

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STEM Student Discovers Opportunities at the Intersection of Science and Politics in D.C. 

Desktop News | May 2023 When Maggie Koury signed up for the Washington D.C. Professional Preparation Program, she wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. As a STEM major, she was intrigued by research and development, but she wondered if there was a place for her in the political sphere of D.C.  But as soon as Koury arrived in the nation’s capital, she was blown away by the wide range of opportunities available to her. The program itinerary included briefings from […]

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The Intersection of Recreation and Education 

Desktop News | April 2023 In the heart of Northport, Alabama, a unique community effort has given rise to the Van de Graaff Park Eco Trail, a stunning example of how local organizations can come together to promote conservation and environmental education. Multiple groups, including The University of Alabama’s Conservation Biology Society, Rotary Club of Tuscaloosa Morning and PARA, joined forces to create this trail that now stands as a testament to the power of collaboration and inclusivity.  The UA […]

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The Impact of Alumni Support on the Washington D.C. Program 

Desktop News | April 2023 The Washington D.C. Professional Preparation Program provides an opportunity for students to explore careers and professional situations while gaining necessary skills and knowledge for success. The program gives students the opportunity to experience cultural activities and life in Washington D.C. during their Spring Break, while also facilitating introductions to various government agencies and organizations. However, what sets this program apart is its recognition of the vital role that alumni support plays in students’ professional journeys. […]

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