UA in the News: June 20, 2012
June 20, 2012 - Filed under: UA in the News
UA students earn 2nd place in national advertising competition
Al.com – June 20
University of Alabama students placed second among 152 colleges and universities at the American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising Competition earlier this month. UA’s Ad Team, made up of 20 students who applied to compete in the fall term, presented a campaign for Nissan North America along with 19 teams at the AAF’s 39th national competition in Austin, Texas, from June 2-5 after advancing from one of 15 regionals in Nashville in April. Teri Henley, ad team sponsor and advertising and public relations instructor at UA, said preparation for the competition began in the fall, when 40 students applied to work with the team on the case study provided by Nissan…The team, 19 advertising and public relations majors and a graphic design student, set up an agency they named Stache Creative and began work on the project that aimed to develop a fully integrated marketing communication plan targeted to multicultural market of Hispanics, African-Americans and Chinese Americans “millennials” ages 18 to 29.
Trustees approve Sarah Patterson Plaza for title winners
Crimson White – June 20
Sarah Patterson couldn’t have imagined this when she had to lobby for funds from then-athletic director Paul “Bear” Bryant for an exercise mat when she first started 34 years ago. Along with the other UA coaches and programs with SEC and national titles, the legendary Alabama gymnastics coach will be honored with a commemorative plaza outside of Coleman Coliseum that will be named in Patterson’s honor. The UA Board of Trustees approved the project on Friday. “It’s truly an honor. I can’t think of a better way to recognize the accomplishments of our athletes that my husband and I have coached for 34 years,” Patterson said. “I think one of the most memorable moments for me right now is the fact that I get to share this with [softball coach] Patrick Murphy and [women’s golf coach] Mic Potter as the next two championship coaches…The memorial, which will officially be called the Sarah Patterson Memorial Plaza, will be located in the grassy area just past Sewell-Thomas Stadium. It will feature a wall complete with plaques recognizing every SEC and national championship team as well as a special plaque for each national championship-winning coach.
WRBL-CBS (Columbus, Ga.) – June 19
OPINION: RSA a major asset, reports show
Prattville Progress – June 19
…Not only have the Alabama investments been of tremendous benefit to all parties, but also the performance of those investments has far exceeded my expectations. RSA commissioned two economists, Dr. Sam Addy of the University of Alabama and Dr. Keivan Deravi of Auburn Montgomery, to report on RSA’s economic impact, including the impact of its Alabama investments. In his report, Dr. Addy examined the overall economic impact of RSA, including the Alabama investments, for the period of 2009, 2010 and 2011. Dr. Deravi instead focused on the economic impact of the Alabama investments over a 22-year period from 1990-2011. Both concluded that the Alabama investments had a very positive economic impact in Alabama…David G. Bronner is CEO of the Retirement Systems of Alabama
Three students honored by East Chamber
St. Tammany (La.) News – June 19
Calling them outstanding and extraordinary students, East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce President John Smith awarded three students $1,000 scholarships from the Chamber at the June luncheon honoring education…Nicole Irene Kernahan of Northshore High School plans to major in marine biology at the University of Alabama.
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.