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This experience was both an academic and adventurous one and a personal journey toward discovering my future. As a History major, I not only learned more about the culture and history of Cape Town, South Africa, but this experience also solidified that education and assisting students is where I belong.
Nick Davis, an art professor at the University of West Alabama, will have three DIY sculpture kits on display in a national juried exhibition at the Floyd Center for the Arts in Virginia this summer.
When University of West Alabama history education major Brandon Williamson boards a plane this summer for Cape Town, South Africa, it will be his first flight and first trip out of the country. He is checking both items off his list of goals thanks to the Alpha South Study Abroad Experience and the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
After spending more than four years studying to be an athletic trainer, first at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and then the University of West Alabama, Mahkayla Young abruptly switched her major to integrated marketing communications.
Interior Design Student Jillian Lewis
IMC's philosophy and hands-on practical application attracted Jillian Lewis of Meridian and Tuscaloosa native Kymaya Walker to the program and the new multidimensional interior design track.
Sculpture created out of clay gummy bears

What happens when you combine thousands of pieces of clay shaped like a small, sweet and chewy gelatin-based candy? One of Jessica Smith’s unique ceramic sculptures of course.

Dr. Richard Shellhammer

The hints inside Dr. Richard Schellhammer’s crowded campus office aren’t subtle. They reveal personal secrets: who he is, what he adores, how he fills his days. History books bloat his bookshelves. Framed trinkets of his academic expertise -- pre-World War I Germany -- hang near the desk.

There’s a simple, if not noble, reason why Amelia Vazquez chose to study sociology and criminal justice at the University of West Alabama.
As a published poet and admirer of rhythmic verse, Dr. Eleanor Boudreau pairs the recollection of her first poem with a faint chuckle of self-deprecation.


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