Alumni

There are nearly 28,000 graduates of the UA College of Engineering who have worked in a variety of fields in engineering, healthcare, law, business, creative arts and service. Through their careers, they have brought prestige to the College.

In The News: Foley hires new city engineer from Tuscaloosa: Engineer is UA graduate

FOLEY,  Alabama — Foley recently welcomed Chad Christian to the position of city engineer. Christian came to Foley from the city of Tuscaloosa, where he worked for 15 years as drainage engineer. Christian takes the position held by Butch Stokes who served as city engineer from September 2007 until his retirement… Read more

Sources: Al.com

In The News: Healthy Crop of Second-Career Farmers: Trent Boyd gave up a career as a civil engineer to return to his roots as a farmer in Cullman County.

A 1996 civil engineering graduate from the University of Alabama, Trent Boyd was working for a building and excavation contractor in Birmingham when it closed its doors two years ago. Boyd, who grew up on a Cullman County farm, decided at that point to begin farming full time instead of… Read more

Sources: Business Alabama

In The News: Birmingham native leads team in assembling new C-Class sedan at Mercedes

David Reeves began his career at Mercedes Benz at the Tuscaloosa County plant when he was a co-op student at the University of Alabama. The mechanical engineering major and Vestavia Hills native knew early on he wanted to work at the Alabama car plant full time. As a group leader… Read more

Sources: Birmingham Business Journal

In The News: For women in technology, a little support goes a long way

Tanzania Adams saw few women in her classes while earning her engineering degree at the University of Alabama about 25 years ago. There weren’t many women co-workers at Southern Company either, but she’s seeing the numbers grow and doing what she can to support young women entering science, technology, engineering… Read more

Sources: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In The News: Bidsters to open for business

Ben Bickerstaff always imagined that he would be “somewhere turning salt water into fresh water.” A native of Anniston, Alabama, and a graduate of the University of Alabama civil engineering program, Bickerstaff is now founder and CEO of a company that solves a problem he first noticed as a cooperative… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: 50 College Diplomas With The Highest Pay: UA College of Engineering ranked 31st

These numbers come from a survey just released by NerdScholar, the higher education unit of NerdWallet, a five-year-old personal finance website based in San Francisco… 31. University of Alabama, College of Engineering Average salary: $60,700 Read more

Sources: Forbes.com

In The News: Young award-winning engineer serves community

Joan Reichwein Smith, systems integration lead engineer at the Utility Helicopters Project Office, was selected as the 2013 Alabama Young Engineer of the Year by the Engineering Council of Birmingham earlier this year. The ECOB is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that coordinates the engineering efforts of 17 member societies and… Read more

Sources: The Redstone Rocket

Through the Doors and Staying the Course

In many ways Larry Summerville is the realization of a dream that began more than 50 years ago. An African-American who studies engineering at The University of Alabama, he walks through doors open to all students. Summerville, a senior in metallurgical and materials engineering who recently won first place for… Read more