Nelle Thomas knows how scary it can be to jump into new things, but personal experience has demonstrated that it’s worth it to try the new and unexpected, whether it’s going to college 500 miles from home or halfway around the world to study abroad.
Before starting his freshman year at UA, Jeff Rogers took part in Alabama Action, a week-long service project for incoming freshmen in the Honors College, and as a result, “I saw what civic engagement could be.”
Plants change lives. At least, that’s what sophomore Olivia Howell believes. The biology and biochemistry double-major spends her free time finding her roots (literally) by volunteering for the Druid City Garden Project.