We started the year making a difference. The annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration expanded to become a day of service.
February brought our fourth consecutive Tree Campus USA status.
In March UA’s men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams won their third and sixth national championships, respectively.
Civil rights trailblazer Autherine Lucy Foster received an honorary doctorate at May commencement.
The University of Alabama Board of Trustees dedicated John H. England Jr. Residence Hall June 6.
And who could forget Bug Fest in July?
In August we welcomed the first cohort of UA’s CrossingPoints certificate in occupational studies program.
Hundreds of first responders completed the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.
In October RISE broke ground on an upcoming addition.
And In November we broke a record in United Way giving — $483,807.
We crowned the year with the gift of a Minerva statue to celebrate the city of Tuscaloosa’s bicentennial.
What a year! In 2019 we served our community, earned and bestowed honors, broke records, honored heroes, gave gifts and had fun.
The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.