Making the Grade
an analytical world, measures are important to monitoring status and
direction. The more variety of measures used, the more accurate
information we can obtain. The University of Alabama has always
measured-up well to the competition. The following are the results of
just a few current “measures of success” that prove The University of
Alabama continues to “make the grade”.
-The University of
Alabama ranks 9th nationally in the number of student-athletes who have
earned Academic All-American honors over the last three years. With 16
student-athletes earning these honors, UA receives the highest ranking
among SEC member institutions. The second-ranked SEC member institution
was The University of Florida, ranking 19th nationally.
University of Alabama’s MBA program in the Manderson Graduate School of
Business was ranked 46th nationally (20th among public MBA programs) in
the 2003 Forbes magazine rankings of full-time MBA programs.
Department of Advertising and Public Relations in The University of
Alabama’s College of Communication and Information Sciences has been
ranked 10th nationally in the number of peer-reviewed presentations at
the American Academy of Advertising (AAA) during the past 20 years.
research article titled, “The Market-Trust Theory of Relationship
Marketing”, co-authored by Dr. Robert Morgan, associate professor of
marketing at UA’s Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business
Administration, has the distinction of being the most frequently cited
article of all articles published in business and economics journals.
Also, another paper published by a group of researchers led by Dr.
Robin Rogers, professor of chemistry and director of UA’s Center for
Green Manufacturing, was recognized by the newsletter “Science Watch”,
as the fifth most cited chemistry paper in the WORLD!!!
Public Relations program in the College of Communications and
Information Sciences at The University of Alabama has been named one of
the Best in the Nation. The program recently received Public Relations
Society of America Certification. PRSA’s certification report called
UA’s PR program “one of the most successful undergraduate programs in
-The Bar-exam passage rate for the 2003 Law School
class at The University of Alabama was a very high 97 percent. The 97
percent passage rate would place the UA School of Law among the top six
nationally, based on 2002 figures reported in US News and World
Report’s annual ranking of Law Schools.
UPDATES (Parts 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, and 21) have listed many successful
UA alums who have made a name for themselves in the current business
world. The following is a list of another half-dozen alums who are
making their university proud.
*Beverly C. Phifer, President and CEO of Phifer Wire Company
*Robert Don Pettus, President of PAR Group, LLC.
*Billy Ray Rice, President of Trans Load Limited, Inc.
*Douglas G. Moore, Chairman and CEO of Vulcan Publications, Inc.
*George William Ash, President of American Surgical, Inc.
*Melissa Durbin, President of Marshall Durbin Farms
University of Alabama’s program in Dance in the College of Arts and
Sciences is the only accredited dance program in the state of Alabama
and one of only 125 in the nation.
-University of Alabama senior
majoring in aerospace engineering, Rob Davis, has been selected as one
of three 2003 Portz Scholars in the National Collegiate Honors
Council’s competition for outstanding undergraduate Honors papers. The
Portz Fund is named in honor of John and Edythe Portz. Dr. John Portz
was the first director of the University Honors Program at the
University of Maryland, College Park, and one of the founders of the
NCHS, serving as one of its first presidents.
The University of
Alabama’s tradition of excellence is legendary. In the coming year, an
ambitious new campaign will be launched to ensure The University of
Alabama continues to “Make the Grade” well into the future. Great
things are always happening at The University of Alabama, therefore,
more UPDATES are on the way. Until then, ROLL TIDE FOREVER!!!!