Tag: giving


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 travel to three National Archive facilities to do the entirety of her research for her recent book A Thousand Thirsty Beaches: Bootlegging, Smuggling, and the […]

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Fueling Creativity

Andy Zavadsky dancing.

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 when that scholarship ran out, Zavadsky faced a tough decision: find another scholarship, or make the trek home and lose the opportunity of a lifetime. […]

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A Love of Art and Science

University of Alabama alumnus Bill Jackson and his wife, Barbara, recently gave back to the Capstone by establishing the William P. Jackson Jr. and Barbara Seignious Jackson Endowed Scholarship in Arts and Sciences. This new scholarship is for students who are members of the Million Dollar Band and pursuing a major in physics. This specific niche of student pays homage to Mr. Jackson’s experience here at UA. “I’d like to encourage people in the sciences to play in the Million […]

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An Unexpected Anniversary Surprise

Drs. Michael and Milady Murphy.

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 of health and wellness at Shelton State Community College. According to Milady, the couple had already exchanged gifts the evening of their anniversary when Michael […]

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