Category: Student Stories


Global Voices in Creative Writing 

Desktop News | October 2023 The University of Alabama’s Creative Writing program has recently embraced a diverse cohort of international students, injecting fresh perspectives into the English department and opening doors for the infusion of global pedagogical approaches into the College of Arts and Sciences.   Among these pioneering international scholars are Chiagoziem Jideofor and Kanyinsola Olorunnisola, both third-year MFA students. Their narratives offer profound insights into the transformative journey they’ve embarked upon, beginning with their decision to leave Nigeria for […]

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Addie Grace Pyron’s Transformational Internship Experience

Desktop News | October 2023 Addie Grace Pyron’s journey through the Washington D.C. Professional Preparation Program led her to a remarkable summer internship that left an enduring mark on her professional growth and personal development.   Pyron’s summer internship was with the Intervention Court at the Harrison County Courthouse in Mississippi, where she worked closely with Circuit Court Judge Randi Mueller. During her internship, Pyron not only gained practical knowledge of the justice system but also discovered a profound understanding of […]

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Journey from the Potomac to Prestigious Internships 

Desktop News | September 2023 Over the past two summers, Emily Smith’s Potomac River journey has been far from that of a casual tourist. As an active participant in the 2022 A&S Professional Preparation Program in Washington, D.C., Smith leveraged her connections and newfound experiences to secure prestigious internships in the nation’s capital during both the summers of 2022 and 2023.   The Washington D.C. Professional Preparation Program stands as a beacon of opportunity for aspiring professionals, and Smith’s journey exemplifies […]

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A&S Students’ Holiday Card Collaboration

Katie Nebbia and Katelyn Daniewicz, two exceptionally talented graphic design students at The University of Alabama, joined forces to create a holiday card that perfectly encapsulated their creative prowess and collaborative spirit.  Katie Nebbia, hailing from Buffalo, New York, is a BFA graphic design major with a lifelong passion for visual artistry.   Nebbia describes the start of her journey to graphic design as, “When I was younger, I would often staple pages together, creating little books out of them, and […]

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Student Success in the Washington D.C. Professional Preparation Program 

Desktop News | September 2023 The Washington D.C. Professional Preparation Program is an initiative focused on empowering students for success in the professional world and providing them with unique opportunities in the nation’s capital. By offering exposure to a diverse range of government and Washington, D.C. specific settings, the program aims to prepare students for internships and jobs that align with their career interests. Throughout the journey, participants engage in briefings with esteemed organizations, meetings with elected officials and informational […]

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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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