Spring 2019

Meet the Spring Class of 2019

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.

Undergraduate Degree Applicants

Masters/EdS Degree Applicants

Doctoral Degree Applicants

Archived Ceremony Videos

Ceremonies were held May 3-5, 2019.

Friday Ceremony:
Friday, May 3, 4:30 p.m. CDT
(College of Education, College of Engineering, Capstone College of Nursing)

Archived Video

Saturday Morning Ceremony:
Saturday, May 4, 9:00 a.m. CDT
(College of Communication & Information Sciences, College of Human Environmental Sciences, College of Social Work)

Archived Video

Saturday Afternoon Ceremony:
Saturday, May 4, 1:30 p.m. CDT
(Culverhouse College of Business)

Archived Video

Saturday Evening Ceremony:
Saturday, May 4, 6:00 p.m. CDT
(College of Arts & Sciences)

Archived Video

Sunday Afternoon Ceremony:
Sunday, May 5, 2:00 p.m. CDT
(Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law)

Archived Video

Countries Represented

Picture of the world with a few countries in red
Picture of the United States of America with a lot in red

States Represented

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Counties Represented

Identify as a Minority

Identify as First-Generation Students

Identify as Veteran

Identify as Active Duty Military

Applicants with a Minor

Applicants with Multiple Majors

Average GPA

Applicants with Latin Honors

Distance Learning Applicants

Picture of Kiari Kinnie and son walking outside.

Kiari Kinnie

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.

Megan Anderson in uniform with an Apple laptop on her lap in a server room.

Megan Anderson

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.

Joline Hartheimer in a lab coat with gloves pointing to a test tube.

Joline Hartheimer

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.

Libby Beddingfield in a lab working.

Libby Beddingfield

Libby Beddingfield was plenty motivated for a future career in medicine when she arrived at The University of Alabama four years ago. That wasn't always the case.

An Architect for Desegregating Education Receives Honorary UA Doctorate

Autherine Lucy Foster waves to a standing ovation.

Autherine Lucy Foster Receives Honorary UA Doctorate Friday

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.

Autherine Lucy Foster in wheelchair being pushed towards the commencement ready room.
Autherine Lucy Foster accepting her degree from Dr. Bell to a standing ovation.
Autherine Lucy Foster on stage with flowers surrounding her.
Autherine Lucy Foster waving to her family in the stands as she passes.

Lisa and Russell Hewitt walk across the commencement stage together.

Mother, Son Earn Business Degrees, Graduate Together

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.

Jilisa Milton standing outside on a sunny day in a grey suit and red shirt.

Milton: ‘I’m Better for it Now’

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.