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.

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 […]

Kelly Wilson Schaefers – Human Development and Family Studies

Sep 2014

Kelly Wilson Schaefers has just completed her 1st year in the Master’s program in Human Development and Family Studies. She is the recipient of a highly competitive National Alumni Association Graduate Fellowship. Kelly’s initial major at UA was Metallurgical Engineering. As an undergraduate she discovered Human Development and decided to make the switch. Kelly has […]

Freda Coleman-Reed – Social Work

Aug 2014

Freda Coleman-Reed is pursuing her Ph.D. in Social Work. She is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and holds two B.S. degrees from Towson State University in Chemistry and Biology. She received her M.S.W. from The University of Alabama. Her professional career includes administrative and clinical experience in a number of areas: Child Protective Services, Therapeutic […]

Joseph P. Bertulfo – Nursing, DNP

Jul 2014

Joseph P. Bertulfo is the Deputy Director for the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). His previous leadership roles at the agency include Deputy Director for the Division of Applied Sciences and the Senior Advisor for Healthcare Sector Partnerships in the Division for […]

Emily Perkins – English

Jun 2014

Twenty years ago, Emily Perkins had a life-altering car accident during her first semester of college. Her car hydroplaned and crashed, resulting in Emily’s permanent paralysis from the shoulders down. After several months of hospitalization and rehabilitation, she returned to college with the help of a power wheelchair, voice dictation software, and other adaptive technology. […]

Win Fisher – MBA

May 2014

Win Fisher completed his undergraduate studies at Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) where he majored in Biology. While at IWU he was also a member and captain of the men’s varsity soccer team. After graduation he returned to Alabama and spent two years working for Red Diamond Coffee, Tea, and Foodservice, Inc. At Red Diamond, Win […]

April Stephens – Science Education

Apr 2014

Marilyn Stephens is a native of Childersburg, Alabama, but has lived in Tuscaloosa for the past 36 years. Marilyn received her B.S. degree from the University of Montevallo in 1974 with a double major in biology and chemistry. After obtaining her B.S. degree she continued her education and obtained her Medical Technology (ASCP) certification. Upon […]