The University of Alabama is proud of our graduate students’ accomplishments in research, in the classroom, and beyond. Click below to learn more about some of the wonderful things that our students do, and their potential to change the world.

Sharniece Holland, an alumna of UA's Graduate School, poses on Washington University campus, St. Louis, Missouri.

Involvement Builds Sharniece Holland’s Success

Jan 2020

  Sharniece Holland is a proven leader who demonstrates driven tenacity toward her goals – academically and professionally. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Sharniece first moved to Alabama to attend the HBCU Alabama State University, where she led multiple student organizations on her way to a Bachelor of Science in mathematics (2010). Immediately after […]

UA graduate students and Black Warrior Review editors Mark Galaritta and Jackson Saul sit with recent copies of the Black Warrior Review journal at a table in the BWR office located in the basement of Gallaway Theater.

Black Warrior Review Receives Prestigious Grant

Dec 2019

  “The Black Warrior Review is a Southern journal,” says 2019’s Managing Editor Jackson Saul. “It’s always been a Southern journal. Even if the writers are not Southern, they find a home in the South.” This hospitality is what sets The Black Warrior Review (BWR) apart from its peers since its founding in 1974. Despite […]

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Stacey Jacobson: A Consonant Understanding

Nov 2019

  Stacey Jacobson was not a conventional graduate school applicant. Five years after completing her master’s degree in California, she was splitting duties as a part-time instructor between The University of Alabama’s Department of English and the English Language Institute. While hustling between classes, she noticed a flyer calling for submissions to what is now […]

Julio Gomez, a Colombian graduate student at The University of Alabama

Student Spotlight: Julio Gomez found his place at UA – twice

Oct 2019

  Julio Gomez never intended to leave his home in Bogotá, Colombia, and certainly not for two advanced degrees. At 37 years old, Julio, having completed most of his coursework through a UA College of Education extension program in Bogotá, left his home for The University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa. Julio’s face conveys the […]

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Student Spotlight: Christine Bassett

Aug 2019

  Christine Bassett, a doctoral student in The University of Alabama Department of Geological Sciences, recently received the prestigious recognition as a member of the 2020 class of NOAA Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship finalists. In the coming weeks, she will join fewer than 70 other students in Washington, D.C. to contribute […]

Nekitta Beans

Student Spotlight: Nekitta Beans

Aug 2019

Nekitta Beans, a recent graduate of The University of Alabama’s School of Social Work, lives in Washington, D.C.’s Ward 8 neighborhood. She came here for her field placement as a part the Master of Social Work Program. As an intern for Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative (FSFSC), Nekitta’s work was in policy and advocacy, lobbying […]

Ross D'Entremont

Student Spotlight: Ross D’Entremont

May 2019

Ross D’Entremont was born in Beaumont, Texas, and spent his formative years there before his family relocated to Hoover, Alabama. He graduated in May with both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in political science as a part of the Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP), completing both degrees in four years. As an in-state […]

Kathryn Carter

Student Spotlight: Kathryn Cater

May 2019

Graduate student Kathryn Cater chose The University of Alabama for both undergraduate and graduate study. She began working toward her master’s degree during her senior year as part of the University Scholars program. Cater, a recent Fulbright Scholar, shared what made her year of enhanced research special. Where are you now in your studies and […]

Brittany Groves

Student Spotlight: Brittany Groves

Apr 2019

Current master’s student Brittany Groves, who’s studying German and working on a certificate in the Women’s Studies program, recently shared her experience as a Fulbright scholar and tapped into what can be concerns for many prospective graduate students. Groves believes choosing a program with faculty and financial support is key. Tell us a little about […]

Erica Boden

Student Spotlight: Erica Boden

Feb 2019

Strategic consultant – and Fulbright scholar – Erica Boden says attending graduate school at The University of Alabama prepared her for life after graduation. She recently shared her journey through graduate school and the Fulbright experience. Why did you choose to attend The University of Alabama’s Graduate School? I actually began graduate school through the […]