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.

Grace Hudgins – Culverhouse School of Accountancy

Dec 2015

Despite being born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, Grace Hudgins always knew that she wanted to go to The University of Alabama. She graduated in December 2014 from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and is currently a Masters of Accountancy candidate. Grace will begin her career in Atlanta with PricewaterhouseCoopers […]

Hylan Noble – Communicative Disorders

Nov 2015

A native Alabamian, Hylan Noble is a graduate student in the Department of Communicative Disorders. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from The University of Alabama, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to work as a Research Coordinator and Clinician at the Vanderbilt University Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders. […]

Jean Swindle – Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies

Oct 2015

Jean Swindle originally hails from Sumter, South Carolina, but is a permanent resident of Asuncion, Paraguay, where her last position was as principal of a bilingual K-12 school.  She holds a BA in Business Administration with a minor in Spanish from Coker College (Hartsville, SC) and completed her Master’s in Secondary Education through UA’s College […]

Lee Johnson III – Department of Health Science

Sep 2015

Lee Johnson III is a graduate student in the College of Human Environmental Sciences, Department of Health Science. Born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Lee has always had a unique love for learning. Lee graduated from Shelton State Community College, receiving his Associate of Science Degree in Music Education in August […]

Tawanna Samuel – School of Social Work

Aug 2015

Tawanna Samuel is a native of Ralph, Alabama and a student in the Master’s of Social Work program. At the age of 19, Ms. Samuel became a foster parent. Ms. Samuel’s love of children has continued. She is currently a licensed therapeutic foster parent with Brewer Porch Children’s Center. At The University of Alabama Ms. […]

Lieutenant Commander Christian T. Melendez – Capstone College of Nursing

Jul 2015

Lieutenant Commander Melendez, a native of Dana Point, California, earned a Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Alabama. He is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Prior to attending The University of Alabama, Lieutenant Commander Melendez graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts, the […]

Astri Snodgrass – Art and Art History

Jun 2015

Astri Snodgrass received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from The University of Alabama in May of 2015. While her graduate research focused on painting and drawing, it also led her to explore collage, photography, and video projection. Snodgrass’ interests in light, language, and perception inform her painting practice. Her work has […]

Jessica Ogilvie – Marketing

May 2015

Jessica Ogilvie is a third year doctoral candidate in Marketing at The University of Alabama. She received her B.S. in Finance and Economics from The University of Alabama where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in May of 2011, and her M.S. in Marketing from The University of Alabama in May of 2012. As a double […]

Riley Lovejoy – Biology

Feb 2015

Riley Lovejoy, a Ph.D. student in Biology, founded Delta TREE. This organization helps change misconceptions about women in STEM through talk, research experience, and education. Right now Riley is working with young women at Bessemer Academy, but hopes to expand to other high schools. As a high school student Riley met women medical doctors and […]

Anna-Margaret Yarbrough – Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies

Oct 2014

Born and raised in Montgomery, AL., Anna-Margaret Yarbrough completed her bachelor’s degree at Miami University in organizational communication with minors in both marketing and history. She explained the biggest takeaway from her undergraduate career was studying abroad in Luxembourg, Italy and South Africa where she designed a research project focused on comparing the cultural struggles […]