UA In the News — June 14

  • June 14th, 2019

UA hosts therapy-based camp for brain injury survivors
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – June 13
The University of Alabama and the head injury foundation teamed up for a camp for head injury patients and caregivers. This camp provides thirteen different individuals and their caregivers an opportunity to work on speech therapy, looking deeper at each person’s interests so they can become better adapted with life post brain injuries.
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – June 13

Female CFOs may be better than males at preventing financial fraud – June 13
Companies with female chief financial officers are less likely to misreport key data in financial statements, according to research from The University of Alabama.

Miss Alabama 2019: Tiara Pennington is ready to rule – June 13
She’s smart. She’s serious. She’s dedicated. And she’s much more than just a pretty face. That’s the impression you get after meeting Tiara Pennington, Miss Alabama 2019 … Pennington, a political science major at the University of Alabama, is the first black woman to be named Miss University of Alabama. She’s the second black woman to be named Miss Alabama, following in the footsteps of Kalyn Chapman James, Miss Alabama 1993.

Greensboro Symphony Guild announces debutantes
Greensboro News and Record (North Carolina) – June 13
The Greensboro Symphony Guild has announced the names of 24 young women who will make their debuts at the 42nd annual Symphony Presentation Ball on Dec. 28 … Anika Grace Ames, daughter of Rosanna and Michael Ames of Greensboro, University of Alabama.

Read Bama Read to be held this weekend
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – June 13
If you like Krispy Kreme and a good book, we have just the place you need to be this weekend! This weekend is “Read Bama Read” put on by the University of Alabama’s head gymnastics coach Dana Duckworth.

Alabama Girls State held at UA
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – June 13
It’s a hands-on learning opportunity for some of the best and brightest young women in Alabama. After a week of fun and education at the University of Alabamathe ladies enjoyed a special ceremony, hearing from Governor Ivey.

WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – June 13
University of Alabama student Hudson Nuckolls has received the Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation scholarship grant to intern at the Black Warrior Riverkeeper this summer.

Vincent student stands out (community column)
Shelby County Reporter – June 13
From Alabama Boys State to the Marshall Space Flight Center, Jonathan Dates has set a high bar for his peers at Vincent Middle High School … The Alabama Boys State and Girls State are programs of the American Legion. The University of Alabama hosts both programs at different times during the summer.

Belfast Student to Attend American Ballet Theatre Summer Program
The Free Press (Maine) – June 13
Willoe Kirkpatrick (shown), a sophomore at Belfast Area High School, has been accepted into American Ballet Theatre of New York’s intensive summer program, held at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – June 13
University of Alabama business professor Lou Marino stopped by WVUA23 to talk about his involvement in creating a curriculum for entrepreneurs who visit The Edge seeking business knowledge.

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