A Message From the President – September 19, 2023

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

‌Once again, the “Alabama Experience” has yielded remarkable results — with some of the most talented students across the state and nation pursuing their goals at the Capstone this fall. We are more committed than ever to supporting all students to persist and thrive through graduation and beyond.

‌Our community’s positive impact reaches far beyond the boundaries of campus. With programs that make a positive difference in every Alabama county, and an army of alumni who remain in the state as vital members of our workforce, UA is a catalyst for innovation and progress.

‌Students, transformational opportunities continue this fall! Be sure to visit the Career Center, download the Career Fair Plus app, schedule a professional headshot and visit the Denise and Chandler Root Crimson Career Closet to prepare for the career fairs that begin next week in Coleman Coliseum. It’s also time to look for future opportunities. The UA System is launching a new Washington, D.C.-based student internship program, known as Capitol Scholars. Learn more about this summer 2024 internship by registering now for a Zoom interest meeting today at 5 p.m.

‌It was a pleasure to celebrate our faculty and staff accomplishments at Fall Campus Assembly last week. The ribbon-cutting for Drummond Lyon Hall gave us another reason to celebrate while supporting our fashion and design students in the College of Human Environmental Sciences. As the fall semester continues, I encourage all faculty to take advantage of the UA Teaching Academy, a hub to enhance teaching and learning practices and support the new general education core curriculum.

‌This week is suicide awareness week. I hope each of you will learn more about the signs and numerous supportive resources we provide to our campus community to support mental health and well-being. Be safe, be engaged and be a friend.

‌As we look forward to another exciting weekend and the start of conference play in Bryant-Denny Stadium, I want to remind everyone of the high standards for conduct that we expect from all our fans and guests. I hope each of you will exemplify the core values, class and sportsmanship associated with our programs as an example of what it means to be part of the Crimson Tide.

Roll Tide!

‌Stuart R. Bell