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The VIP Awards highlight employees who embody UAB's shared values.
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They, like, many things in our early history are things of the past. Read how technology has changed the student experience at Collat on our microsite! https://go.UAB.edu/collat50
Congratulations to Joe Van Matre (50 years), George Munchus (45 years), Kris Boyle (20 years), Eric Jack (20 years), Karen Kennedy (20 years), Andrea Miller Pound (20 years), Barbara Wech (20 years), Tom DeCarlo (15 years), Cheryl Sanders (10 years), Julie Senter (10 years), Jinyi Fu (10 years), Ave Jack (10 years), Eddie Nabors (10 years), Alicia Clavell (10 years), Ken Gunnells (10 years), Anthony Hood (10 years), Shibin Sheng (10 years), Ryan Davis (5 years), Mark Edmonds (5 years), Krista Johnson (5 years), Michael Padalino (5 years), and PJ Ward (5 years).
We caught up with our current and former deans to get their reflections from their time heading up the school. Read what they had to say about their accomplishments and challenges on our microsite. go.UAB.edu/collat50
Congrats to our winners — 1st place: Elizabeth Turnbull, 2nd place: Samuel Thompson and 3rd place: Kris Boyle!
MIDE is skating through the faculty/staff 90s dress up day. 🛹 Remember, tomorrow, faculty and staff can dress up in the decade of their choosing — from the 70s to the 90s.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Collat School of Business is an AACSB-accredited business s
With an emphasis on personal attention, the UAB Collat School of Business nurtures academic achievement and cultivates leadership skills to prepare students for rapidly changing, global business challenges. The school's location, easily accessible to businesses and UAB's world-class medical center, attracts a diverse student body and allows the school to provide one-of-a-kind programs and year-round internship opportunities for applied learning experiences.
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Bundle up, Business Blazers! This winter is already off to a freezing start. 💨 ❄️ Enjoy the rest of your holidays. We'll check back in when the weather is a little warmer.
We hope that you're having a wonderful holiday season, whatever you're celebrating! Merry everything, from Collat to you and your loved ones!
2022 in review: A banner Blazer year
What a year it's been for the Blazer community! 💚 💛 🐉 Check out this wrap-up of what happened on and around campus this year:
2022 in review: A banner Blazer year Programs across the university, from athletics to academics to patient care and more, were recognized on the national and international level in 2022, highlighting UAB’s continued commitment to excellence and achievement as outlined in Forging the Future, UAB’s strategic plan.
Last but definitely not least, here are our final batch of graduates! Best of luck to the entire ! Your future is bright! 😎
The future is looking bright for these fall grads! Check out where they're going.
Here are 10 more students taking it to the next level post-Collat! Feel free to shout out anyone you know!
Innovators - Magazine
Three Nigerian teenagers left their home country to study at UAB. Now, they – including a Collat grad – are making entrepreneurial waves and giving back. Read more:
Innovators - Magazine Three successful Nigerian-born alums have built businesses, launched and sold startups, and established themselves as cutting-edge leaders in their respective fields. Discover why they chose UAB, how their academic experiences shaped their careers, and how they are giving back to their alma mater.
We've got another round of graduates to give flowers to. 💐 Check out their next steps and congratulate them in the comments!
Thanks to our alums who attended Blazer Hops yesterday at Hi-Wire Brewing Birmingham! See you next time!
We're still celebrating our Fall 2022 graduates! Check where they're headed next, and stay tuned as we continue celebrating them for the rest of the week! 💚 💛
You did it, undergrads! 🎓 Thanks for spending some time at Collat on your special day. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for you! 💚💛
Congratulations to all our graduate students who are lining up as we type to walk across the commencement stage! We recognize the hard work and dedication that it took to get here and hope nothing but the absolute best for you! 🎓💚💛
Banner year for Khan, a Pakistani American graduate of the UAB public relations program
Tehreem Khan is leaving UAB with a wealth of experience and recognition. Read more about how she used her marketing minor to complement her award-winning student career:
Banner year for Khan, a Pakistani American graduate of the UAB public relations program Tehreem Khan achieves success through mentorship, personal drive and family support.
Alums, make sure you're at Hi-Wire Brewing Birmingham next week with us and the UAB National Alumni Society for networking and a few brews! 🍻
An unexpected second career takes shape for UAB Online student Ethan Epstein
Ethan Epstein had a full career as a dancer before landing as an online Collat student. Read how an accounting professor helped him fall in love with a new profession:
An unexpected second career takes shape for UAB Online student Ethan Epstein Epstein knew his short window as a professional dancer was coming to an end. What he did not know was that one inspiring professor and an online class would introduce him to the promising corporate path he now finds himself obsessed with.
FYI, students: You have until Dec. 15 to submit your health insurance waiver. Here's how you do it:
Hey Blazers! Did you know that your insurance waiver is due by December 15th if you have personal insurance? Follow these simple steps and submit your waiver today🤩
**Please submit a clear picture of the front and back of your insurance card**
Congrats, grad! 🎓 You've worked so hard to get here but don't forget to let us know where you're headed! Fill out this survey for a shoutout on the Collat Student Success monitor and on social media: https://buff.ly/3FtX61y
Accounting student recognized for academic excellence
Accounting major BJ Byrd is making a name for himself at Collat and as a PCAOB Scholar. Read more about his journey so far at UAB and how the program will help him in his studies: https://buff.ly/3P2iNJj
Accounting student recognized for academic excellence B.J. Byrd, a UAB Collat School of Business student, was named a Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Scholar (PCAOB) and awarded $10,000 for tuition.
The Collat Career Closet is another service we offer our students to help them along their path. Read more about it below:
Don't forget to get your business graduation cord! We'll be in the CSB entrance lobby until 4:30 p.m. and again next week.
Welcome, Coach Dilfer! 💚💛🐉
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Trent Dilfer has officially been named the seventh head coach in program history.
Graduating students: Make sure to stop by during these times to get your business cords. Show your Collat pride at commencement! 🎓💚💛
The Collat Career Closet offers students business attire for those big interviews and occasions. Here's a sample of what's available. Stay tuned for more details!
Will inflation and supply chain issues impact holiday shopping?
It's officially the biggest holiday shopping day of the year. Are you wondering how your holiday gift list will be impacted this year? Collat professors have your answer:
Will inflation and supply chain issues impact holiday shopping? Will this holiday season be harder to shop for or more expensive? Three experts from the Collat School of Business give tips and tricks for navigating holiday shopping.
Happy Thanksgiving, Business Blazers! We hope you're enjoying the holiday. We'll see you again next week!
UAB Online ranked No. 15 by Newsweek on ’23 list of America's Top Online Colleges
Newsweek recently named UAB among the top 7.5% online programs in the country, thanks to offerings from Collat and other schools on campus. Read why the news organization says that UAB outranks other universities in the state:
UAB Online ranked No. 15 by Newsweek on ’23 list of America's Top Online Colleges With dozens of degree programs catering to students wishing to complete coursework online, UAB Online received a national recognition for its commitment to online learning.
Our UAB Education Abroad group will be back stateside tomorrow, but you can still catch up on all of their adventures so far in Denmark! See what they've been up to: https://buff.ly/3V9twn3
More Than Fine - Magazine
MBA grad Jenny Nguyen is using her experience as a former international student to pay it forward to others. Read how she advocates for others through her work at INTO UAB:
More Than Fine - Magazine Through UAB, alumna Jenny Nguyen has found a career and a community.
Accounting & Finance Department, RIFE launch new podcast season
Want something different to listen to while you're traveling this week? Check out the Collat F.A.M. podcast hosted by Sevante Metcalf and Marena Messina. Here are 5 episodes to get you started:
Accounting & Finance Department, RIFE launch new podcast season The Department of Accounting and Finance and the Regions Institute for Financial Education have launched the latest season of their popular Collat F.A.M. podcast, providing listeners with a deeper dive into all things finance & accounting from the perspective of experts, faculty, students & alumni.
Holiday shopping is upon us, and worries about inflation are also high. But, Collat professor Ben Meadows recently told WBRC FOX6 News that what may hit your pockets the hardest might actually be your meals. Read more: https://www.wbrc.com/2022/11/18/uab-economist-giving-insight-into-holiday-shopping-economy/
Happy Fall Break, Business Blazers! 🍂 Make good choices, whether you're heading out of town or hanging around Birmingham. Let's get recharged ahead of finals and the end of the year!
Harbert Institute honors Innovation Award winners, inducts first UAB class of National Academy of Inventors members
UAB Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship recently resumed its Innovation Awards by honoring winners in 5 categories. Read more about the ceremony and the campus inventors who were recognized:
Harbert Institute honors Innovation Award winners, inducts first UAB class of National Academy of Inventors members At their annual Innovation Awards, UAB’s Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship celebrated innovators from all corners of campus for their accomplishments, inventions and ingenuity.
UAB student ethics organization honored as Golden Star Chapter
“Ethics are the cornerstone of the accounting industry.”
The UAB Student Center for the Public Trust is upholding that tenant with its latest distinction as a Golden Star Chapter. Faculty member Chen Song and student Carissa Peters also received honors. Read their reactions to being recognized:
UAB student ethics organization honored as Golden Star Chapter UAB's Student Center for the Public Trust chapter, an accounting professor and an accounting graduate student are honored for leadership excellence.
Today's the day! It's time to give to and make sure all UAB students, employees, and patients have enough healthy food to eat. Every dollar helps: https://buff.ly/3tw2hXV
We want to wish the group of students, faculty and staff heading to Denmark safe travels! 🇩🇰 The group will be spending a week learning about environmental economics in Copenhagen. Follow their journey via their travel blog: https://buff.ly/3V9twn3
It's not too late to attend this evening's Hatchery and Hackathon. The show starts at 5:30 at Innovation Depot. Eunice Elliott will be MC'ing an evening of exciting pitches from our teams, along with entertainment from magician and paranormalist The Paranomalist! The show will also stream live. Register here: https://buff.ly/3DZ0M9q
Collat celebrates named J. Frank Barefield, Jr. Entrepreneurship Program
The new J. Frank Barefield, Jr. Entrepreneurship Program has a lot to do and celebrate these days. Read how Goodrich Endowed Chair Dr. Patrick Murphy plans to use the $5 million gift: https://buff.ly/3X2sCKV
Collat celebrates named J. Frank Barefield, Jr. Entrepreneurship Program The program received $5 million from UAB MBA alumnus Barefield as part of a $10 million gift to UAB and is set to enter the national scene.
Emma Terry wins 2023 Miss UAB Scholarship Competition
Accounting major Emma Terry is the new Miss UAB! She won a total of $3,300 in scholarships and a chance to compete for the Miss Alabama crown next June! Learn more about the honor student:
Emma Terry wins 2023 Miss UAB Scholarship Competition Terry also won the Social Change, Talent and Spirit awards, earning a total of $3,300 in scholarships.
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