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Student teaches, leads community

By Associated Engineering Press

Classmates say that when senior David Phelps enters a room, he brings an energy unlike any other.

Phelps has played in the African Drum Corp, visited Ghana, attended Well College Ministry and joined Honors College Assembly. When he arrived at The University of Alabama, he joined The SOURCE, where he learned how student organizations develop.

“I’ve been incredibly blessed from freshman year with people who mentored me, and they put me on the right track to go help other people, so it’s fulfilling to see that legacy of assistance continuing,” Phelps said.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: September 25, 2013    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News, Students