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.

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 […]

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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 their […]

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 […]

2019 Outstanding Graduate Student Awards

Feb 2019

Congratulations to the following Graduate Student Award winners: The University of Alabama Outstanding Dissertation Award Dr. Briana Whiteside Title: “Octavia E. Butler: History, Culture, and the Future: A Comprehensive Approach” Department of English College of Arts and Sciences Department Chair: Joel Brouwer Advisor/Committee Chair: Trudier Harris The University of Alabama Outstanding Thesis Award Kevin Willson […]

Ruth Bishop

Student Spotlight: Ruth Bishop

Feb 2019

Former UA MBA Student (and current University of Michigan medical student) Ruth Bishop also chose The University of Alabama for undergraduate study, majoring in Spanish and biology. Bishop was one of the first participants in the STEM path of the University’s MBA program and is a recent Fulbright Scholar, which has helped shape her professional […]

Alex Ates

Student Spotlight: Alex Ates, Theatre Directing MFA Candidate

Jan 2019

New Orleans native and current graduate student Alex Ates was recently named the 2019 Graduate Student winner of Southeastern Theatre Conference’s Young Scholar Award. He will present his award-winning research paper “Powerful Contradictions on Charged Stages: Theater Revolutions in the Jim Crow South” at SETC’s 70th Annual Convention in Knoxville, Tennessee. Ates is pursuing an […]