Alumni Profiles

Shear inspiration

Marty McGee Bennett (BSA ’78) remembers gazing into the eyes of a llama for the first time in the early 1980s. After receiving rejections from every veterinary school she applied to, she was surprised to find that moment the precipice of …

Drawn together

Allison Garwood Allison Garwood is compelled to draw. In school this got her into trouble with teachers, most notably a philosophy professor who shared her sketch portrait of him with the entire class. But this compulsion, which began as a …

At the pinnacle

Frieda Hill speaks at Alabama’s Faulkner State Community College spring. Special Freida Hill, the first female chancellor of Alabama’s Community College System, is a self-proclaimed lifelong learner. She knows the value of education. Hill (MEd ’82, EdD ’92), began her …

A Bulldog in ‘Bama

Hinton Mitchem Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski For most Alabama residents, the Iron Bowl game between Auburn University and the University of Alabama is the most important college football game of the year. Bragging rights, pride and recruiting prospects are on …

No regrets

Former Gym Dog Sierra Sapunar (ABJ ‘05) stars in Cirque du Soleil’s “Viva Elvis” at the Aria in Las Vegas. She wears this showgirl costume during the finale, which features the songs “Viva Las Vegas” and “Hound Dog.” Aaron Felske/Costume …