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.

Scotty DePriest – Department of Biological Sciences

Feb 2014

Scotty DePriest is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Biological Sciences. As an undergraduate at The University of Alabama, Scotty joined the lab of Dr. Juan Lopez-Bautista as an undergraduate researcher, where he learned how to obtain, compare, and analyze DNA sequences. While on a field trip to the Alabama Gulf Coast for […]

Rachel Smallwood – Communications and Information Sciences

Jan 2014

Rachael Smallwood is finishing her Ph.D. at The University of Alabama in Communication and Information Sciences. She is specializing in Public Relations with a cognate in Sports Management. After graduating from The University of Alabama with her undergraduate degree in 2002, Rachael worked in public relations management for the banking and real-estate industries. In order […]

Jessica Babin – Marketing

Dec 2013

Jessica Babin graduated from Samford University with a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in French in May 2008. Upon graduation she worked as an Au Pair in Paris, France. After returning to the United States she was employed at IPS Corporation in Collierville, TN as the Sales and Marketing Administrator and as a […]

Joseph W. Pearson – History

Nov 2013

Joseph W. Pearson is a Doctoral Candidate in the History Department, where he also earned a Master’s degree in 2010. Mr. Pearson earned a Graduate Council Fellowship for the 2013-14 year. His teaching and research interests include early American political culture, nationalism and religion, and the rise of the modern middle class. Joseph’s forthcoming dissertation […]

Janet L. Bavonese – Elementary Education

Oct 2013

Janet L. Bavonese is a graduate student in the Ed. D. program in Elementary Education offered through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education. Janet is a long-time educator with a variety of P-16 experiences ranging from the classroom, literacy coaching, curriculum administration, and preservice teacher education. Currently, Janet is an […]

Katherine Hendricks – Health Education & Health Promotion

Sep 2013

Kate Hendricks is a graduate student in the Ph.D. program in Health Education and Health Promotion offered through the Department of Health Science in the College of Human Environmental Sciences. Kate is a veteran of the US military and in her third year of the doctoral program. She has an active research agenda in women’s […]

Chelsea Tucker – Social Work

Aug 2013

Chelsea Tucker is working on her Master of Social Work degree at The University of Alabama with a concentration in adults and families. After graduating with her Bachelor of Social Work degree in May of 2013, she enrolled in the Advanced Standing Program and plans to graduate in May of 2014. Chelsea is also a […]

Kennon McCollum – Nursing

Jul 2013

Mr. Kennon McCollum, RN, MSN, FNP-C, began his Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) coursework spring 2011 and has set a standard of excellence throughout his program of study. Kennon continues to pursue his passion for cancer survivorship programs and focused his scholarly project on the evaluation of quality of life for those who had been […]

Abby Jones – Department of Theatre & Dance

Jun 2013

Originally from Austin, TX, Abby Jones received her B.A. from Wellesley College and will receive her M.F.A. from the University of Alabama this August. Her UA credits include Othello (Desdemona), Side Man (Terry), Wonder of the World (Cass), Animal Crackers (Larry), Moby Dick (Fedallah), The Rose Tattoo (Assunta), Screwtape (Wormwood). Last summer, she performed in […]

Dr. Oscar Holmes IV – Management

May 2013

Dr. Oscar Holmes IV was awarded his Ph.D. and M.A. in Management/Organizational Behavior at the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration at The University of Alabama on May 3, 2013. His research interests include examining how managers can maximize employee productivity by fostering more inclusive work environments that mitigate interpersonal and organizational threats. His […]