Shardra Scott, Alabama Power’s Systems Operation Manager, on why she’s pursuing an EMBA

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Shardra Scott, Alabama Power's System Operation Manager in the Birmingham Control Center
Shardra Scott, Alabama Power’s Systems Operation Manager inside the Birmingham control center. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Challenging job? Check! Good income? Check!  Big responsibility? Check! But, despite a highly successful career in the energy industry, Birmingham’s Shardra Scott always knew she wanted to earn an advanced degree. Taking the step to enroll in the Executive MBA program offered by Culverhouse College of Business at The University of Alabama took a lot of thought and courage.  Here’s what we learned from Shardra and why she did it.

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Jennifer Dempsey shares her personal story of juggling a career at Hibbett Sports with completing an EMBA

Jennifer Dempsey of Hibbett Sports, a graduate of The University of Alabama’s Executive MBA Program. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

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Do you dream about getting a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) but worry about your job getting in the way? Jennifer Dempsey gave us the inside scoop on how she juggled both a successful career and completed the Executive MBA program offered by Culverhouse College of Business at The University of Alabama. Find out more.

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9 places to watch the College Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl in Birmingham on December 29

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Nick Saban leads his team. Photo via predictem.com

Are you ready for some football? Saturday, December 29 marks the 85th edition of the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl. Here’s a look at what to know and where to watch the game in Birmingham.

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Alabama’s Parenting Assistance Line (PAL) helps parents and caregivers across Birmingham

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Helpful advice from PAL means happier family moments. Photo via Alabama’s Parenting Assistance Line (PAL)

Hey parents and caregivers! Don’t count to ten to relieve your stress. Contact Alabama’s Parenting Assistance Line (PAL) for real-world advice from highly-qualified specialists for all of your parenting and caregiving challenges. Continue reading “Alabama’s Parenting Assistance Line (PAL) helps parents and caregivers across Birmingham”

Flu 2018: schools closing, hospitals crowded, Bham Now staff down and out

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I didn’t think it would find me. I thought I’d be able to escape its wrath. I’d protected myself, after all. I’d gotten the shot that was supposed to save me. Still, I was cautious. I tried my best to outrun it. Tried to shield myself from the horror it would inflict upon me and those around me. But it caught me, making me stumble as it coiled itself around me. I was too weak to scream and fight against it.

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Birmingham area native ROTC Cadet is surprise guest of President Trump at National Championship

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Left to right – Austin Griswold, President Trump and Ben Klein

This past Monday, University of Alabama ROTC Cadet and Birmingham area native Ben Klein was not expecting to attend the National Championship game in Atlanta. In fact, he planned to cheer for the Tide with some friends at home in Tuscaloosa.

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Alabama Symphony celebrates Alabama’s National Championship with special offer on “We are the Champions” concert

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The Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is celebrating the University of Alabama’s 17th National Championship with a 26% discount on their upcoming “We are the Champions” concert dedicated to inspirational sports music.

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Distracted Driving: the hidden insurance expense

Technically, this guy is texting in a parking space, which is totally fine – via fishertalwar.com

Distracted driving kills thousands every year – almost 3,500 people died as a result of it in 2015 alone. While the NHTSA’s definition, which includes “fiddling with the stereo,” might be a little extreme (unless your stereo-fiddling itself is extreme, in which case send me a video), distracted driving is a serious problem. How can you combat it in the absolute easiest way?  This guide should make driving easier, safer, and more fun.  Continue reading “Distracted Driving: the hidden insurance expense”

The University of Alabama – National Player in More Ways than One

Thinking of UA, football and Greek life are probably on the top of the list. Dominance in these areas have been attracting students for many years, but there is a “well oiled machine” behind the immense operations. 

The University of Alabama has quite the strategy to attracting top students, players, and movers within the coming generations and beyond. 

Photo By: Carmen K. Sisson
Photo By: Carmen K. Sisson

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The Bham Now Team Celebrates #CollegeColorsDay

As college football season is (finally) here, so is another tradition: College Colors Day! This annual celebration is observed nationwide by students, parents, family, fans, and alumni. To celebrate, all you have to do is wear your college team’s colors or college/university apparel.

The Bham Now team has decided to honor this tradition by donning our colors and answering some questions about our beloved schools! The team represents 4 Birmingham area universities; Samford University, the University of Alabama, the University of Montevallo (which does not have a football team), and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (which had a football team, then didn’t, now has one again – YAY).

 

READ ON TO CELEBRATE WITH US!

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What you need to know before next week’s football game

 

School is back in session and Alabama football is right around the corner!

Follow along with our three-part series on the University of Alabama and the growing city of Tuscaloosa. We’re giving you an inside look at restaurants, breweries, art and all things T-Town and kicking it off with a little introduction to the University of Alabama.

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