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Bookmarks in the Life of Jeremy Smith

Nov 2021

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Nov 2, 2021 一 Jeremy Smith has a unique way of weaving a story. Recently, Jeremy sat at a coffee shop recounting the story of his life. Over an hour, he divulged a remarkable retrospective of perseverance, empowerment and insatiable drive. The story is hypnotic and winding, and just as suddenly as you […]

Image of Mingtai Chen in a computer lab with glowing red light surrounding him

Looking Beyond the Mountains

Oct 2021

Mingtai recalls when he was younger, he would always ask his parents, “What is behind the mountains?” Born in the village of Hejiaba in Sichuan Province of China, Mingtai Chen (PhD, Spring ’21) always had his eyes focused beyond the horizon. The tiny village sits on the banks of the Yangtze River and is surrounded […]

Nayeli Pineda

A Conversation with Nayeli Pineda

Aug 2021

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., April 5, 2021 一 Nayeli Pineda adjusts her seat, smiles and folds her hands in her lap. Even after a year of practice, it’s hard to overcome the awkwardness of video calls. I greet her and ask how she’s doing. She’s well. Work’s been tough lately, but she’s hanging in there. I ask […]

UA EMBA alumnus Patrick Talley

Patrick Talley Moves Ahead To Reach Back for Others

Nov 2020

Born and raised on the edges of Birmingham, Alabama, Patrick Talley determined early in his life that a college degree was not optional; it was a requirement. He noted the career differences between his college-educated mother and his father, who only has a high school diploma. Patrick sat near his mother as she spent hours […]

UA alumna Tori Stone poses in her lab at Yale University.

Overcoming Doubt To Discover Her Passion

Oct 2020

Tori Stone (PhD, Spring ’18) is a women’s health researcher at Yale University. Quick to conversation, Tori’s honest about the hard work her accomplishments required, her unsure path to reach them and the advisers who aided her way. An Unsure Future Tori’s route to Yale, made possible with a doctorate from The University of Alabama […]

Online Graduate Nursing Programs Advance the Field

Sep 2020

While many higher education programs are diligently working toward a successful move to online delivery, some of The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing’s graduate programs, coordinated with Bama By Distance, are already well-established in the space, supporting online programs since 1999. UA’s graduate nursing programs provide stellar academic training to working professionals across […]

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 graduation, […]

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 being […]

UA graduate school student, modern languages, Spanish teacher

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 called […]

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 struggle […]