Danielle Spencer

| Business Honors Grad with Big Goals

Danielle Spencer was part of UA’s Manderson Graduate School of Business first-ever Diversity Forum, which aims to increase underrepresented students’ exposure to graduate business education.

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Thomas Venos.

| Wheelchair Tennis Singles National Champion

British Columbia native Thomas Venos ended his tennis career at UA on a high note — as the Tier 1 Wheelchair Tennis National Champion for the third consecutive year.

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Image of James Hood and Vivian Malone Jones. Courage and Commitment: Remembering June 11, 1963.

| 60th Anniversary of UA’s Desegregationn

On June 11, 1963, Vivian Malone and James Hood enrolled as students at UA contributing to the beginning of school desegregation in Alabama and a comprehensive federal civil rights act.

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Quick Facts on UA's Diversity

Goal 3 of UA's Strategic Plan is dedicated to enriching UA's learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Read the UA Strategic Plan.

Featured Faculty & Staff

Evan Williams, Coach Para Track and Field Team.

| Evan Williams

 Coach, Para Track and Field Team

Expanding its roster of highly successful programs, UA Adapted Athletics is adding a para track and field team, which will begin competing in fall 2023.

Recent alumnus Evan Williams has been tapped to be the new team’s coach. The dual-sport athlete was a member of the men’s wheelchair basketball team and graduated this May with a double major in finance and economics.

Williams and the Adapted Athletics department understand that facilities matter when it comes to recruiting. They want to build upon what UA already offers and add more accommodations suited to adapted track and field athletes.

Williams hopes to lead UA’s para track and field program by working with other schools with existing programs and encouraging other schools to follow suit.

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