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This is no ordinary graduating class. The spring 2019 graduating class is made up of leaders, scholars, trailblazers, veterans and heroes.
No matter what they are individually, they are collectively part of an established family.
All of them can now say they’re a #BamaGrad.
When Gadsden native Kiari Kinnie walks across The University of Alabama’s commencement stage this May to receive her bachelor’s degree in nursing with summa cum laude honors – a 4.0 GPA – she’ll leave behind four of the most challenging and transformative years of her life.
University of Alabama senior Megan Anderson will soon begin a job as a production control planner in Lockheed Martin’s engineering propulsion lab, where she’ll manage materials inventory and production deadlines for engineers in their space program in Colorado.
To prepare for a future career in public health, Hartheimer immersed herself in service work while at UA. She joined UA’s Center for Service and Leadership and has participated in numerous Beyond Bama alternative break service trips throughout the United States and abroad.
The University of Alabama honored its first civil rights trailblazer Friday, bestowing an honorary doctoral degree upon Autherine Lucy Foster, the first African American to enroll and attend the University.
Lisa and Russell Hewitt could feel other students staring at them as they sat in class. “People were looking at us like, ‘does that guy have his mom with him?’” Lisa said. Yes, he sure did.
The puzzled looks and whispers were understandable; Lisa hadn’t been there all semester, and it’s rare to see someone’s mom or dad show up to class. But Lisa was there for the same reason as the other students: to complete a four-hour case study for their strategic management course.
During UA commencement exercises held May 4-5, Milton became the first student to earn a MSW-JD degree at UA, culminating four years of preparation for the growing need for trauma-informed lawyers.
In that span, Milton has also interned and worked with the Adelante Alabama Worker’s Center and the Equal Justice Initiative. She also joined the law school’s domestic violence clinic. As such, she was continually motivated to continue the dual-track degree.