The Collegian

Baumeister Estate and Departmental Gifts Establish Psychology Support Fund

The Professor Alfred A. Baumeister Endowed Support Fund has been established with a $5,000 gift from Dr. Alfred A. Baumeister’s estate, along with additional funds from the Baumeister family and other donors. The fund will be used for undergraduate research and activities in the Department of Psychology and preference will be given to disadvantaged students […]

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Pam McCollough Honors Parents with Scholarship

Pamela J. McCollough, of Katy, Texas has contributed more than $35,000 to establish The Doris and Joe McCollough Endowed Scholarship, named in honor of her parents. The endowment will fund scholarships for full-time undergraduate students in the College. McCollough is a native of Enterprise, Ala. She earned bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and English from The […]

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Professor Robin D. Rogers Establishes Chemistry Scholarship

Dr. Robin D. Rogers, holder of the Robert Ramsay Chair of Chemistry and a Distinguished Research Professor of Chemistry at UA, has contributed $50,000 to establish the Robin D. Rogers Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry. The scholarship will provide funds for Department of Chemistry graduate students who graduated from The University of Alabama with a bachelor’s […]

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Rutledge Contributes More Than $18,000 to Painting Scholarship in Honor of Parents

Jerry Otwell Rutledge of West Hollywood, Calif. has contributed more than $18,500 to the Vernon and Eugenia Rutledge Endowed Painting Scholarship. The scholarship, established in 2009 to honor his parents, provides scholarships to students majoring in studio art with a concentration in painting in the Department of Art and Art History. Rutledge, a 1963 graduate […]

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Holznagel Estate Establishes Scholarship in Biology

A gift of more than $30,000 from the estate of Wallace E. Holznagel Jr. has established The Wallace E. Holznagel Jr. Scholarship in Biology to support student scholarships in the Department of Biological Sciences. Holznagel, originally from Chattanooga, Tenn., graduated from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Penn. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy […]

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Family of Zachary Day Establishes Fund to Support Religious Studies Lecture Series

Charles L. Day, father, and Dr. Nancy R. Campbell, stepmother, of the late Zachary Daniel Day, have given $15,000 to establish a support fund to honor the memory of their son. The Zachary Daniel Day Memorial Support Fund will support lectures in the Department of Religious Studies that address topics related to image, myth, and […]

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Alumni Bring Talent to the Stage and Screen

The College’s Department of Theatre and Dance and School of Music have long received regional and national acclaim for the talented performers they produce. Three young alumni—Jake Boyd, Katie Burton, and Krista Adams Santilli—through their work on both the stage and the screen are enhancing that reputation. Jake Boyd (musical theatre, 2010) A Tuscaloosa native […]

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Truly Interdisciplinary

Academicians often emphasize the remarkable results following interdisciplinary research and teaching. Dr. Fred Andrus’s career is a textbook example of how that integration of knowledge from different disciplines can lead to exciting discoveries. Andrus, a professor of geological sciences and chair of the College’s Department of Geological Sciences, is noted for his research in the […]

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Expanding the Classroom

Elyse Peters, who is the fourth generation in her family to attend The University of Alabama, started her higher-education journey intent on pursuing a degree in chemical engineering. But a perfect storm of changes, including a $44,000 Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), led her down an entirely different path. […]

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Faculty, Students Facilitate Historic Legislation

More than 80 years after the infamous case of the Scottsboro Boys, the records of the nine men who were wrongfully accused of rape may finally be cleared once and for all. Earlier this year, the state legislature passed a formal resolution exonerating all nine of the Scottsboro Boys. They also unanimously passed a historic […]

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