UA in the News: July 13, 2012
July 13, 2012 - Filed under: UA in the News
ARC grant to help business development
WTVA-NBC (Tupelo, Miss.) – July 13
The Appalachian Regional Commission will provide a grant to help business development and job creation in nine west Alabama counties. Gov. Robert Bentley says the ARC is providing $75,000 to expand the University of Alabama’s Entrepreneurial Research Network. The money will allow the university of open new centers in Lamar and Hale County. The ERN currently operates centers in seven counties, including Marion and Pickens County. The entrepreneurial research centers provide current and prospective business owners information and support to help them develop business plans and secure private investment funds for starting or expanding their businesses. The University of Alabama provides training to the center’s staff in business consultation. The state of Alabama will provide matching funds of $34,012.
UA is a leader in awarding degrees to minorities
ABC 33/40 (Birmingham) – July 13
For the second year in a row, more black undergrads earned degrees in allied health and treatment professions at UAB than at any other school in the nation. Troy University came in second in graduating African-Americans with psychology degrees. Tuskegee and the University of Alabama came in second, respectively, in agriculture and family science degrees for black undergrads.
The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.