Spring 2020

Meet the Spring Class of 2020

4893
Undergraduate Degree Applicants

1148
Masters/EdS Degree Applicants

98
Doctoral Degree Applicants

Spring 2020 Information

May 2020 graduates were invited to participate in the summer commencement events which occurred Friday, July 31, Saturday, August 1, and Sunday August 2. Please visit Summer 2020 to replay the live broadcasts.

24
Countries Represented

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Picture of the United States of America with a lot in red

50
States Represented

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65
Counties Represented

2421
Applicants with a Minor

549
Applicants with Multiple Majors

3.442
Average GPA

2461
Applicants with Latin Honors

659
Distance Learning Applicants

1197
Identify as a Minority

758
Identify as First-Generation Students

111
Identify as Veteran

34
Identify as Active Duty Military

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Anne Dillon Loflin

Anne Dillon Loflin came to The University of Alabama to study musical theatre, but she graduates this semester with more than a degree. She leaves UA with an experience that enriched her life.

Sarah Rickenbacker

Sarah Rickenbacker

A strong support system is essential for any college student while navigating the path to a degree. For Sarah Rickenbacker, a recent distance learning grad from Johnson City, Tennessee, her supporting cast of 11 children, seven of whom are also in college, is as strong as you’ll find.

Tatianna Zambrano

Tatianna Zambrano

Sometimes it’s easy to pinpoint who or what steered the direction of one’s path. For Tatianna Zambrano, a 2020 UA graduate, the course of her entire life has been shaped by two things: her family, with its rich heritage, and her younger brother Alex.

Rebecca Koen

Rebecca Koen

Eviction notices. Homeless shelters. Conditional living arrangements. Rebecca Koen, a recent UA grad who experienced all this as a child, will soon begin working with homeless populations and military veterans in Washington, D.C.


Eric and Maleka Beal

Overcoming Challenges, Realizing Dreams Together

Eric and Maleka Beal have met their fair share of roadblocks over 22 years of marriage, but they’ve never been ones to let a challenge keep them from their goals.

“With a made up mind, you cannot be defeated,” said the New Orleans natives, who earned Bachelor of Science degrees in food and nutrition from UA last month. “We like to implement the three Cs: commitment, consistency and control. By doing this, there isn’t anything we can’t accomplish.”

The couple has used this mindset to overcome many obstacles over the years.

Saville Sullivan

From Cancer Treatment to Graduation Triumph

One day during the fall semester of 2017, Saville Sullivan returned to The University of Alabama to see banners decorating every Greek house on Sorority Row.

“Pray for Sullivan” and “Sullivan Strong” were what a few stated.

The now 23-year-old senior, who graduated with honors in May, said that was one of her happiest days.

“I had such a great support system at UA and through my sorority, Kappa Delta,” said Saville Sullivan, who’s from Albany, Georgia.

Saville Sullivan’s education had been interrupted in August 2016 when she was diagnosed with stage 4 medulloblastoma, a type of malignant brain cancer.