UABriefs: Diversity program, online honors, and charitable giving

By on November 16, 2013
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UAB announces new diversity program

The University of Alabama at BirminghamDepartment of Student Life has launched Student Multicultural and Diversity Programs to celebrate the institution’s core value of diversity, increase the discussion of human differences throughout the student community and further develop the intercultural competencies of students.

Community Week, Free Food for Thought, Multicultural Council, International Mentors, and Safe Zone will fit under the Student Multicultural and Diversity Programs’ umbrella. Additionally, the new unit will partner with the Office of Equity and Diversity’s academic and retention initiatives, the Blazer Male Excellence Network and the Multicultural Scholars Program. Staff will conceptualize, design, implement and assess programs to address multicultural needs, and programs will provide a meaningful understanding of identity and will collaborate with other involvement and advocacy activities throughout campus.”

UAB named among best public colleges online
Affordable Colleges Online recently ranked the University of Alabama at Birmingham No. 15 among the top colleges for best online degree programs.

AC Online, a repository for information about affordable higher-education options, recognizes the colleges and universities across the country that “offer the highest-quality completely online degree programs,” according to its website. To make the list, schools must have at least one full online degree program at the bachelor’s level and be a four-year, degree-granting, fully accredited public institution.

UAB offers online degree programs in accounting, education, engineering, health care management, information systems, nursing, occupational therapy, public health and more. To learn more about UAB’s online programs, visit UAB Online.

Vice receives Children Miracle Network Hospital’s highest honor
Jon Vice, associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions, recently received the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Founder’s Award. Each year, CMN co-founders Marie Osmond, John Schneider, Mick Shannon and Joe Lake recognize and award one individual whose time, talents and contributions help children. Vice has been a member of the CMN board of trustees for nearly 20 years, serving as chair from 2000 to 2002.

Vice, director of professional and industry relations in the Department of Health Services Administration formerly served as CEO of Children’s Hospital and Health System, Milwaukee. From 1977 to 1979, he served as administrator of what is now known as Children’s of Alabama.

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