Swim To the Top Participants Recognized in Showcase Celebration

July 5, 2022

by Dr. Elisabetta Zengaro Communications Specialist, Division of Community Affairs Approximately 160 children gathered in the Benjamin Barnes YMCA gymnasium to demonstrate what they learned from Swim to the Top during a final showcase on July 1. The program, now in its ninth year, is led by Dr. Daniela Susnara, director of planning and assessment […]

UA HomeFirst Program Recognized by International Town and Gown Association

June 28, 2022

Dr. Nicole Prewitt, right, director of programs and partnerships for community engagement at UA’s Center for Community-Based Partnerships, accepts a 2022 ITGA Presidential Excellence Award recognizing UA’s HomeFirst Program. Photo courtesy of Clemson University by Dr. Elisabetta Zengaro Communications Specialist, Division of Community Affairs At the recent annual conference of the International Town and Gown […]

New Faculty Community Engagement Tour Returns, Encourages Partnerships

June 2, 2022

by Dr. Elisabetta Zengaro Communications Specialist, Division of Community Affairs After a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Division of Community Affairs resumed its New Faculty Community Engagement Tour (NFCET), connecting University faculty, staff, graduate students and community members across various counties in the Black Belt region, Wednesday through Friday, May 11–13. “What […]

Alabama Fulbright Association Selects Dr. Beverly Hawk for Lifetime Achievement Award

May 26, 2022

Photo credit: Photo courtesy of Auburn University Photographic Services. Left to right: Dr. Elizabeth Quansah, director, Auburn University Outreach Global; Dr. John Bader, executive director, national Fulbright Association; Dr. Beverly Hawk, director of Global and Community Engagement, University of Alabama Division of Community Affairs; Dr. Stacey Nickson, director, Center for Educational Outreach and Engagement, Auburn University, and […]

UA Students Receive U.S. Fulbright Program Awards

May 18, 2022

by Diane Kennedy-Jackson Publications Coordinator, Division of Community Affairs Tuscaloosa, Ala. – The University of Alabama is celebrating student achievements in the Fulbright Program. Five University of Alabama students have received Fulbright Student Research Awards and 10 have won Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Awards for the 2022–2023 academic year. Three students have won Fulbright […]

PTLA Celebrates 2022 Program Graduates

May 4, 2022

by Sophia Xiong CCBP Graduate Assistant On April 7, parents and teachers gathered at the Bryant Conference Center for this year’s Parent Teacher Leadership Academy (PTLA) graduation. After meeting virtually for the entire 2020–2021 academic year, 2021–2022 offered an opportunity to meet in person as well as online. Andrea Ziegler, director for Community Education, welcomed […]

Global Café Celebrates End of Year Friendships; Hawk to Retire

May 3, 2022

Global Café volunteers, language partners, former Fulbright recipients and members of the University community honored Dr. Beverly Hawk during the end-of-the-year celebration. Vice President for Community Affairs, Dr. Samory Pruitt (left) congratulates Dr. Beverly Hawk (right) on her retirement, thanking her for her commitment to Fulbright opportunities and global community engagement at UA. by Dr. […]

Realizing the Dream Performing Arts Series and Lecture Commemorate King and the 1300

April 8, 2022

by Dr. Elisabetta Zengaro Communications Specialist, Division of Community Affairs On April 4, 2022, 54 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, those sitting in the Bean Brown Theater at Shelton State Community College were reminded of the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers’ legacy during the Realizing the Dream (RTD) combined lecture and performing arts […]

Realizing the Dream Committee Announces Combined Lecture Series and Performing Arts Event

March 30, 2022

by Diane Kennedy-Jackson Publications Coordinator, Division of Community Affairs TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — For the first time in Realizing the Dream history, Shelton State Community College and Stillman College will host back-to-back presentations. On Monday, April 4, cultural historian Wil Haygood will chronicle the time leading up to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., laying […]