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Growing up, Patrick Evans often played the teacher in a pretend classroom in his home. Although he did his best to educate his two ‘reluctant’ students, Evans, a recent graduate of UWA’s online elementary education program, recalls that his younger brother and his brother’s friend didn’t like his school.
‘If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again,’ is a phrase that epitomizes Amaya Carswell, a sophomore nursing major at the University of West Alabama and Miss Paragon 2024.
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.
Student athlete, Lucas Hammond poses with graduation cap and tennis racket on the the UWA Tennis Courts
Lucas Hammond can’t remember when tennis wasn’t part of his life. As a toddler, he would often sit in a basket on the court at the tennis club and hand his dad tennis balls. When he was old enough to hold a racket, he started playing. Now the exercise science major from Las Vegas, Nevada, has his sights set on playing the sport professionally after graduating from the University of West Alabama in May.
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UWA is opening its doors to Birmingham-Southern College students by offering transfer assistance through academic and housing scholarships.
To encourage safety on the road before the University of West Alabama’s spring break, March 25 through 29, the University Police Department is offering two events: a tire change instructional clinic Wednesday, March 20, from 1-3 p.m. and an impaired driving and Fatal Vision® presentation Thursday, March 21 beginning at 6 p.m. that lasts approximately 60 to 90 minutes.
For more than 20 years, the University of West Alabama has offered a hands-on learning opportunity for accounting students to prepare individual state and federal income tax returns at no charge to the tax payer through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program which receives grant assistance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) through ImpactAmerica.
Adonis Williams was in junior high before he experienced what it is like to have a male educator in a classroom. One of only a few male students in the junior and senior blocks studying elementary education on campus at the University of West Alabama, Williams and his classmates are doing their part to break the cycle for the next generation.
The University of West Alabama will host its 12th annual University Research Symposium (URS) Monday, March 4 (virtually) and in-person Tuesday, March 5. Led by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the event showcases 106 research presentations by undergraduate, graduate and professional researchers from UWA and 20 other universities across seven countries. The viewing session and awards banquet slated for March 5 are open to the public. For virtual access, click the hyperlinks in the URS program (pg. 11).


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