Awards and Honors

The College’s faculty, staff and students are recognized regularly on campus, across the region, nationally and internationally for their achievements.

In The News: Women’s Basketball Tips off Official Practice Slate; Taylor Berry Awarded Scholarship: Head Coach Kristy Curry closes out first day with surprise scholarship announcement

Practice ended with its usual circle time, however some special news was delivered via an envelope to junior Taylor Berry, who found out she had earned a scholarship. Berry is a chemical engineering major. Read more

Sources: RollTide.com

In The News: Fortune’s 2017 Most Powerful Women in Business List: 32. Vicki Hollub

The first woman to helm a major U.S. energy explorer, Hollub’s first order of business when she took the reins at Occidental last April was cutting costs. The company has shed 25% of its assets since 2013, ­refocusing on the Southwest’s oil-rich Permian Basin. In the past two years, it halved… Read more

Sources: Fortune Magazine

In The News: Tuscaloosa students named National Merit Scholarship winners

Two Tuscaloosa students were named among thousands of students as National Merit Scholars. Jordan Walker of Northridge High School and Roeder McNair of Holy Spririt Catholic High School were named winners in the National Merit Scholarship competition. Walker and McNair were among 54 students from across the state to be… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Destin resident receives NASA recognition

The Alabama Space Grant Consortium has given seven University of Alabama engineering students $42,000 in graduate fellowship and undergraduate scholarship money. Megan Wood of Destin, a senior in mechanical engineering, received a scholarship. The graduate fellowships are funded jointly through the ASGC and the UA Office for Research and Economic… Read more

Sources: The Destin Log (Florida), Tuscaloosa News