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Honors Action 2021

August 26th, 2021

This year, Honors students, leaders and volunteers worked at Brookwood Elementary, Cottondale Elementary and Davis-Emerson Middle School, completing many projects. Some of this year’s projects included: painting murals, picnic tables and sidewalks; landscaping; building benches, chalkboard stands and podiums to accommodate outdoor learning spaces; and creating sensory boards and hallway art for special education units. Some groups went above and beyond to cultivate a sense of place between the schools and the greater Alabama community.

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Two UA Students Win Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

April 8th, 2021

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program has selected two University of Alabama students as Goldwater Scholars for 2021-2022. The selections bring the number of UA students who have received Goldwater scholarships to 59.

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Honors Student Wins Gilman International Scholarship

February 12th, 2021

Three University of Alabama students, including one Honors student, have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to participate in study abroad programs during the 2021-2022 academic year.

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Honors Student Wins Marshall Scholarship

December 7th, 2020

Caroline Yuk, a senior from Crystal Lake, Illinois, is the third UA student to win the award and first in more than 40 years. The scholarship provides aid to American students to study at graduate-level U.K. institutions in any field of study. Yuk, an interdisciplinary studies major in UA’s New College and a member of the Honors College, will pursue postgraduate degrees in neuroscience at the University of Oxford and audiology science at University College London. “Earning the Marshall Scholarship means the absolute world to me,” said Yuk. “It’s the greatest validation that I’m living in such a way that gives back to all who have helped me along the way, including my parents, siblings, friends and mentors.”

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Ultramarathons and Ideas Worth Spreading

December 1st, 2020

Nick Hayes is an Honors student who exemplifies what it means to be a learned scholar—a critical and creative thinker, an ethical and empathetic citizen and a collaborative and inclusive leader. Hayes planned to organize an ultramarathon fundraiser for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF). But, like many aspects of our lives that we took for granted, Nick’s philanthropic plans changed with the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic—no ultramarathon

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