Announcements for 7/22/2010

Jon Lunceford

Sharpe Named Dean of UA Honors College

Dr. Shane Sharpe has been named dean of the Honors College at The University of Alabama. Sharpe came to UA as a faculty member in the College of Commerce and Business Administration in 1991 after a 10-year career in the health care industry. He holds a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Kansas, an MBA in finance from the University of Dallas, and a Ph.D. in management information systems from Texas Tech University. Sharpe’s appointment as dean will be effective Aug. 16.

Area Students Learn about Rural Health Care at UA

Two select groups of students from across the state were on campus recently for the Rural Health Scholars and Rural Minority Health Scholars Programs in The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences.

These two programs introduce students from rural areas to college life and give them an orientation to the need for health and medical professionals in communities like their own. The Rural Health Scholars are rising high school seniors and the Rural Minority Health Scholars are recent high school graduates who will be attending college.

UA Students Help Prepare High Schoolers for College Classes

University of Alabama students recently led high school sophomores and juniors through three weeks of rigorous academic curriculum, including calculus lessons and labs in biology and chemistry, as part of CollegeFirst, a national summer enrichment program designed to prepare the students for Advanced Placement courses in math and science.

Fifteen UA students participated in the program through a new service-learning course developed by the UA Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility in partnership with Impact Alabama and A+ College Ready.