The Collegian

Philosopher, Artist, Dancer

While he might be a bit embarrassed to be labeled with such a lofty descriptor, Richard Richards is, nevertheless, often described by students and colleagues as a Renaissance man. Richards, a professor in the Department of Philosophy, joined the College’s faculty in 2000. He is a philosopher and noted scholar on the history of science,… Read more »

Discovering Consumer Culture in Porfirian Mexico

What began as an undergraduate research topic for Dr. Steven Bunker, associate professor in the Department of History, has become a nearly 20-year journey investigating the consumer culture in Mexico during the rule of President Porfirio Diaz (1876–1910), known as the Porfiriato. Bunker’s efforts have resulted in the publication of his first book, Creating Mexican… Read more »

Art Support Fund Established by Jack Drake

Russell J. “Jack” Drake of Birmingham has contributed $10,000 to establish The Russell J. Drake Endowed Support Fund, which will be used to support operating expenses in the Department of Art and Art History. Drake is a 1969 graduate of The University of Alabama School of Law. He serves on both the Paul Jones Advisory… Read more »

Former Montgomery Circuit Judge Sally Greenhaw Establishes Scholarship

Sally Greenhaw of Montgomery has pledged $20,000 to establish The Sally and Wayne Greenhaw Endowed Scholarship in the College of Arts and Sciences. The fund will support scholarships for incoming students from Montgomery or Crenshaw counties. Greenhaw is a former Montgomery County circuit judge and a 1964 graduate of The University of Alabama. Her late… Read more »

Friends and Family Honor Ed Williams with Theatre Scholarship

Gifts of more than $32,000 from the friends and family of Dr. Edmond Williams have established The Ed Williams Endowed Scholarship in Theatre. The fund will support scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in theatre. Williams, of Tuscaloosa, earned his bachelor’s degree in 1967 and master’s degree in 1968 from The University of Alabama and his… Read more »

Chambers Contributes $100,000 to Establish History Professorship

Dr. Richard Chambers of Montgomery has contributed $100,000 with the intent to establish The Richard Leon Chambers Endowed Professorship. Additional funds have been pledged from his estate. The professorship will be endowed when it reaches the minimum level of $500,000 and will be used to employ a scholar who specializes in Middle Eastern culture and… Read more »

Baumeister Estate and Departmental Gifts Establish Psychology Support Fund

The Professor Alfred A. Baumeister Endowed Support Fund has been established with a $5,000 gift from Dr. Alfred A. Baumeister’s estate, along with additional funds from the Baumeister family and other donors. The fund will be used for undergraduate research and activities in the Department of Psychology and preference will be given to disadvantaged students… Read more »

Pam McCollough Honors Parents with Scholarship

Pamela J. McCollough, of Katy, Texas has contributed more than $35,000 to establish The Doris and Joe McCollough Endowed Scholarship, named in honor of her parents. The endowment will fund scholarships for full-time undergraduate students in the College. McCollough is a native of Enterprise, Ala. She earned bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and English from The… Read more »

Professor Robin D. Rogers Establishes Chemistry Scholarship

Dr. Robin D. Rogers, holder of the Robert Ramsay Chair of Chemistry and a Distinguished Research Professor of Chemistry at UA, has contributed $50,000 to establish the Robin D. Rogers Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry. The scholarship will provide funds for Department of Chemistry graduate students who graduated from The University of Alabama with a bachelor’s… Read more »

Rutledge Contributes More Than $18,000 to Painting Scholarship in Honor of Parents

Jerry Otwell Rutledge of West Hollywood, Calif. has contributed more than $18,500 to the Vernon and Eugenia Rutledge Endowed Painting Scholarship. The scholarship, established in 2009 to honor his parents, provides scholarships to students majoring in studio art with a concentration in painting in the Department of Art and Art History. Rutledge, a 1963 graduate… Read more »