This is the 7th in a continuing series of "Good News" facts about UA academics. The University of Alabama has been recognized nationally and internationally for its high quality education for many years. These accolades did not come by chance, but as a result of excellent planning, teamwork, and dedication. The students, faculty, staff, and administration, with the support of alumni and friends, can and will achieve even more in the future. The following are just a few of the current successes happening at the Capstone!!! Enjoy!!!
-The University faired well in the latest graduation rates for Division IA athletes who entered college in 1993-94, according to a report published in the December 1, 2000 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Universty of Alabama ranked 19th nationally, 3rd in the SEC (Vanderbilt Universty ranked 1st and The University of Georgia ranked 2nd), and 1st in the state (more than 5 percentage points above the second rated program) for the highest graduation rate for its athletes.
-The University of Alabama was rated for its "quality and affordability" in the latest issue of Barrons "208 Best Buys in College Education" (6th edition). Birmingham-Southern College was the only other college or university listed from the state of Alabama.
-The 2000 edition of "The Best B-Schools", published in the September 1, 2000 issue of BusinessWeek magazine, rated The University of Alabama's Manderson Graduate School of Business as one of the top 225 MBA programs in the WORLD!!! Also, UA's Executive MBA program was rated as one of the top 100 Executive MBA programs in the WORLD!!!
-The University of Alabama's Computer-Based Honors program has been cited by the National Institute of Education as one of the six most intriguing honors programs in the United States.
-Joseph Bryant, Crimson White editor, recently finished 16th in the nation for his in-depth writing at the 41st annual William Randolf Hearst Foundation's annual contest, the most presitgious journalism contest for college journalists in the nation.
-Dr. Mary S. Stone, Ernst & Young Professor in The University of Alabama's Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration, is included in Accounting Today magazine's annual list of "The Top 100 Most Influential People" in the accounting profession. The magazine stated that those chosen are the "profession's elite" and are "changing the way in which the profession does business".
-Also, in the business school, Dr. Harry Schlesinger ranks 8th in the nation in insurance research productivity.
-Annual grants and contract awards to The University of Alabama have reached a new high of $71.5 million for the 1999-2000 fiscal year. This represents a 120% increase in the last 4 years. These numbers represent faculty productivity. A recent goal has been set to double the current amount within 5 years.
The previous "Good News" facts provide further proof that The University of Alabama continues to provide a high quality education and promises to reach even higher into the future. I look forward to posting more updates throughout the year and, as always, ROLL TIDE FOREVER!!!!!!!!