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.

Karla L. Snipes – Psychology

Oct 2008

A native of Montgomery, AL, she received her B. S. in psychology (cum laude) from Alabama State University. She then taught abstinence education to 6th-12th graders in Bullock County, Alabama and was the advisee for the LIFESavers (Leaders Inspiring Freedom through Education) Club. During her Ph.D. program, she received a UA National Alumni Association License […]

Carolyn Williams – Human Environmental Sciences

Sep 2008

Carolyn is in the process of completing her doctoral coursework in the College of Human Environmental Sciences. She completed her undergraduate degree in Food in Nutrition at the University of Alabama and has been a practicing Registered Dietitian since 2000. She worked as Assistant Food Editor for Southern Progress Corporation from 2000 until 2003 where […]

Jennifer Hughes – School of Social Work

Aug 2008

Jenny Hughes is a second year MSW student in the University of Alabama’s School of Social Work. She is a 2001 graduate of the Alabama School of Fine Arts (dance) and a 2005 graduate of Birmingham Southern College (psychology and dance). After completing one year of graduate school in experimental psychology, Jenny switched paths and […]

Dara Warren – Capstone College of Nursing

Jul 2008

Dara received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College in Jackson, MS. She then enrolled at the University of Alabama to obtain her BSN while working full-time as a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse, and graduated Magna Cum Laude in August of 2002. After receiving a commission in the United States Air Force, she […]

Jeremy Hawkins – College of Arts & Sciences

Jun 2008

Jeremy Hawkins is a third year MFA student in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Alabama. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Kenyon College. After graduating, he was selected for the New York Teaching Fellows and studied at the Center for Urban Educators at Long Island University while teaching […]

Adam P. Beaugh – College of Commerce & Business Administration

May 2008

Adam Beaugh is a second-year MBA student at The University of Alabama. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aviation management from Louisiana Tech University. Adam is the recipient of the Amsouth MBA Fellowship and the Robert Campbell MBA Scholarship. He is an active member in both the MBA Association and MBA Host Team, […]

Matt Laurent – Exercise Science

Apr 2008

Matt Laurent is a Ph.D. student in Exercise Science in the College of Education. He was born and reared in Canadian, Texas, a small, rural community. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports and Exercise Sciences in 2003 and a Master’s of Science degree in Exercise Science in 2005 from West Texas A&M […]

Dana Steil – College of Engineering

Mar 2008

Dana Steil is a first year Computer Science PhD student from Searcy AR. He is on leave from Harding University where he serves as an assistant professor of Computer Science. Dana is a 2007 UA Graduate Council Fellowship recipient. He came to the University of Alabama to work with CRDL (Care Research and Development Laboratory) […]

Daniel McGarvey – Biological Sciences, Freshwater Sciences Program

Feb 2008

Daniel, a doctoral student in UA’s biological sciences department, is one of only 40 of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) graduate fellows selected nationwide to give an oral presentation at the annual EPA STAR conference in Washington, D.C. Daniel earned his bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University and his master’s from Penn […]

Jenniefer Burleson MacKay – Communication & Information Sciences

Jan 2008

Doctoral candidate Jenn Burleson Mackay fell in love with journalism when she was in second grade. The Western North Carolina native spent several years working in television news and daily newspapers before she found herself sitting in an Alabama classroom crunching numbers and debating journalistic ethics. She hopes that her Ph.D in Mass Communication will […]