Harvey Stackman of Cottondale has contributed $20,000 to establish The Bishop-Stackman Marine Science Endowed Scholarship. Named in honor of Dr. Everett L. Bishop Jr., a long-time faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences, the fund will be used to support scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students studying marine science. Stackman earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and education specialist degrees in biology from The University of Alabama.
Dr. Mark Lanier, a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and assistant to the dean for special projects in the College, and Douglas Klutz, an instructor in the Department of Criminal Justice, have established a support fund with proceeds from their recently published textbook Introduction to Criminal Justice and Criminology. The text is being used by The University of Alabama and other large universities such as San Diego State University. The fund, which will be endowed when it reaches […]
Drs. Carol and Arthur Merkle of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. have contributed nearly $60,000 to establish The Carol B. Merkle Endowed Scholarship Fund, which will provide scholarships in the Department of Art and Art History. Nearly half of the Merkle’s gift was also matched in 2009 as part of a challenge grant by the Windgate Charitable Foundation that pledged to give an equal amount up to $500,000 for studio arts scholarships. Dr. Carol Merkle is a 1978 graduate of The […]
Contributions of more than $20,000 from Mrs. Michael (Armelle) Cava of Brookline, Mass. and supporters of the Department of Chemistry have established The M.V. Lakshmikantham Endowed Scholarship, which will provide scholarships for students pursuing a degree in chemistry. The scholarship is named in memory of Dr. M.V. Lakshmikantham, a researcher at The University of Alabama from 1985-2006. Lakshmikantham became one of the first women in India to earn a doctorate in scientific research. She earned both her bachelor’s and doctoral […]
While he might be a bit embarrassed to be labeled with such a lofty descriptor, Richard Richards is, nevertheless, often described by students and colleagues as a Renaissance man. Richards, a professor in the Department of Philosophy, joined the College’s faculty in 2000. He is a philosopher and noted scholar on the history of science, particularly the work of Charles Darwin. He has also had successful careers in professional dance and fine art. His students comment on his signature talent […]
What began as an undergraduate research topic for Dr. Steven Bunker, associate professor in the Department of History, has become a nearly 20-year journey investigating the consumer culture in Mexico during the rule of President Porfirio Diaz (1876–1910), known as the Porfiriato. Bunker’s efforts have resulted in the publication of his first book, Creating Mexican Consumer Culture in the Age of Porfirio Diaz, which has garnered two national awards. Bunker’s book earned the Thomas McGann Award for outstanding book published […]
Russell J. “Jack” Drake of Birmingham has contributed $10,000 to establish The Russell J. Drake Endowed Support Fund, which will be used to support operating expenses in the Department of Art and Art History. Drake is a 1969 graduate of The University of Alabama School of Law. He serves on both the Paul Jones Advisory Board and the Leadership Board in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Sally Greenhaw of Montgomery has pledged $20,000 to establish The Sally and Wayne Greenhaw Endowed Scholarship in the College of Arts and Sciences. The fund will support scholarships for incoming students from Montgomery or Crenshaw counties. Greenhaw is a former Montgomery County circuit judge and a 1964 graduate of The University of Alabama. Her late husband, Wayne, was a prolific writer who won numerous awards for his books including the Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer. He died in […]
Gifts of more than $32,000 from the friends and family of Dr. Edmond Williams have established The Ed Williams Endowed Scholarship in Theatre. The fund will support scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in theatre. Williams, of Tuscaloosa, earned his bachelor’s degree in 1967 and master’s degree in 1968 from The University of Alabama and his doctorate from Florida State University. Williams joined the College’s faculty in 1971 and served as the founding chairman of the Department of Theatre and Dance. […]
Dr. Richard Chambers of Montgomery has contributed $100,000 with the intent to establish The Richard Leon Chambers Endowed Professorship. Additional funds have been pledged from his estate. The professorship will be endowed when it reaches the minimum level of $500,000 and will be used to employ a scholar who specializes in Middle Eastern culture and Islamic religious studies, specifically in the “modern era” of the post-7th Century studies that would include the Ottoman Empire and Turkish civilization. Chambers earned his […]