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Brady Gaither

Brady Gaither

Growing up in a lower middle class family, college was never on the radar for me. By the time I was twenty-years-old, I already had several occupations and had several leadership roles at larger corporations. Around May of 2016 I realized I made it as far as I could without an education. I began researching schools and weighing my options. A month later I decided on the University of West Alabama. The region of West Alabama held everything I deemed necessary as a twenty-year-old: good fishing, prime hunting, and amazing people. I never thought that one decision would set my life on a course that I am forever grateful for. During my time at UWA I was part of several clubs and organizations. I also served as an Athletic Training student, Baptist Campus Ministries leader, Student Ambassador, and Sports Information's Audio and Visual Director. Upon graduation I took a job that lead me to Mobile, Al, and shortly after I ended up in North Carolina working in agriculture. I have since returned to the place I call home and am thankful to be a part of the UWA Admissions Staff. I am excited to share my experiences and insight with my students while helping them navigate the next four years and achieve their goals. 

Favorite Place on Campus:  

My favorite place on campus is Lake LU. I spent countless mornings and afternoons on the lake fishing. It is a quiet and relaxing place to get away and enjoy the small things in life. 

Favorite UWA Tradition: 

Serendipity is always a good time. Students get to show off their talents and showcase what makes them unique. The festivities always conclude with a "stomp the yard" vibe when our fraternities and sororities break out with a step show. 

What do you love most about UWA:

It's hard to pick one thing that I love most about UWA, but I would have to say the community takes the gold. There are so many people in the community that love our students. Their love and support of everything going on on-campus brings a homelike feeling that cannot be explained in words. 

Piece of Advice for Prospective Students:

Continue to look at the end goal. Do not get bogged down in the daunting time frame of four years. Time will pass by before you know it. Don't be afraid of failure because it's never final. Study hard, make friends, have fun, and be YOU! 


Brady Gaither 
bgaither@uwa.edu 
office: 205.652.5441 

call or text: 205-575-3890