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Leaving a Legacy

Dr. Helen Delpar

From the 2020 Collegian | Those who knew long-time history professor Dr. Helen Delpar describe her as a character. Voted “Most Likely to Succeed” by her high school classmates, she never owned a car and instead walked to work nearly every day until she retired in her late 60s. Though she never married and enjoyed solitude, she loved the company of others and had a deep-seated drive to focus her intellect and abilities into not only improving herself, but also […]

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Paying It Forward

Gordon-Palmer Hall surrounded by pink flowers

From the 2020 Collegian | “It was an interesting time to be at the University,” says Ed Braswell, a 1967 graduate. George Wallace’s famous “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door” took place mere weeks before Braswell would arrive for freshman orientation. He was also a student during the tenures of three of his heroes—President Frank Rose; the legendary Colonel Carleton K. Butler, director of the Million Dollar Band; and Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. While at UA, Braswell studied math and played […]

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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 opportunity for undergraduate history students, while also honoring the legacy of Avera’s former history professor, Dr. Edward Jones. “I thought so much of Dr. Jones, […]

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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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Rising Tide Scholarship Campaign Kicks off with Sweet 16

Rising Tide campaign button representing the Sweet 16 button that students services is selling to raise money for scholarships.

A student-led scholarship campaign aimed at endowing an Arts & Sciences scholarship for students in need will kick off its fall “Sweet 16” efforts on September 6. Led by UA’s College of Arts and Sciences Student Services and Ambassadors, this multi-year campaign asks A&S students to donate $1 to the Rising Tide Scholarship to help their fellow classmates.   The Rising Tide Scholarship is a scholarship for students by students, and is designed to provide a helping hand to students […]

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