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Good News about UA Academics, Part 8

Posted by ROBERTUS on March 31, 2001

The University of Alabama has produced a high quality education for over 170 years. This update reflects just a few "Good News" facts about some of the recent accomplishments at the Capstone. Enjoy.

-The University of Alabama's Finance Doctoral students ranked 3rd in the nation in a recent study of research productivity. The study, conducted by researchers from Cleveland State and Concordia (Montreal) universities, ranked the University of Alabama ahead of such institutions as Harvard University, Stanford University, Northwestern University, MIT, and Penn State University. Data for the study was taken from the Economic Database. The University of Texas (ranked first) and The University of Chicago (2nd) were the only universities ranked ahead of The University of Alabama.

-The University of Alabama Law Center's Career Placement Office is now one of the top 20 career service offices in legal education with a 99% placement rate for each of the last four graduating classes.

-Lt. Colonel, James Kelly, a 1996 graduate of The University of Alabama's College of Engineering, is UA's first astronaut to fly into space. Kelly, who received his master's degree in aerospace engineering from UA, successfully piloted the eighth space shuttle mission to the International Space Station.

-Three UA students received William Randolf Hearst Journalism Awards in the 1st Annual December Broadcast Competition. Congratulations to Ayana James (2nd place in radio), Jeremy King (9th place in radio), and Billy Hong (11th place in television) for your contributions to maintaining the strong academic reputation of The University of Alabama's Journalism Department. Their performance ranked The University of Alabama, 2nd in the nation, in the Intercollegiate Broadcast News Competition for the highest accumulated school points from the first radio and television competition.

-The University of Alabama basketball team finished 1st in the Southeastern Conference by placing five players on the Academic All-SEC Team for the 2000-2001 season. Congratulations to Tarik London, Travis Stinnett, Terrance Meade, Jim Bakken, and Jeremy Hays for making OUR University proud. Also, all four seniors from the 2000-2001 team will earn their degrees by May, 2001 (Alfred Moss received his degree last May and has been attending graduate school).

-Sela Ward, UA grad, former cheerleader, and homecoming queen, recently won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a TV series.

-Phillip Carter Copeland, a senior economics major in the UA Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business, has been named as a member of the 2001 USA Today All-USA College Academic Team. The University of Alabama and UAB were the only college or universities from the state of Alabama to have students placed on this years team.

-Bradley D. Tuggle became The University of Alabama's 15th Rhodes Scholar in December 2000. Tuggle, an English major and philosophy minor, was one of only 32 students from the United States to be chosen for the prestigious award. Recipients of the Rhodes award receive free post-graduate study at Oxford University in England. Tuggle will pursue a Masters degree in philosophy at Oxford.

As you can see, The University of Alabama continues to produce one of the highest quality educational experiences in America. I look forward to posting more good news about OUR Great University in the very near future. Until then, ROLL TIDE FOREVER!!!