Dr. Dana Patton, associate professor in the Department of Political Science at The University of Alabama’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been chosen as the new director of University Fellows Experience.
Fall 2020 was a semester that tested our perseverance and ingenuity not only in Tuscaloosa– but abroad. In fact, one of our Honors students, Josh, spent Fall 2020 abroad studying in Dublin, Ireland. Take a moment to read about Josh's time across the pond, in his own words.
The University of Alabama Honors College is dedicated to making our community of scholars an even more diverse, inclusive and equitable place to learn. This mission is not one that the Honors College faculty and staff take lightly. It requires a concerted effort from each team, department and program within Honors. The initiatives of the Honors College Recruitment and Admissions team are the first step in fulfilling this important mission. The goals of Recruitment and Admissions are to revise admission procedures within the college, to partner with campus organizations and community groups to recruit current students and to expand the college’s partnership with Capstone International.
For years, cohorts of Honors College freshmen have started their undergraduate careers by giving back to the greater Tuscaloosa community through Honors Action. And this year, despite COVID-19 and social distancing, another cohort of Honors College freshmen spent a week at Maxwell, Myrtlewood and Flatwoods Elementary schools.
The University of Alabama Honors College has selected The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by
Anthony Ray Hinton for its Common Book Experience in 2020/2021. The Honors Common Book is selected by a campus-wide committee composed of faculty and staff. It is read by all new freshmen in the Honors College, and it is discussed by freshmen, faculty, and upperclass mentors, within and outside of the classroom.