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Find Your Passion

Students at The University of Alabama find countless ways to get involved and expand their horizons through exploration and discovery. This section highlights students who have found their passion while pursuing their interests, and shows ways they are making an impact on the University, the state, and the world.

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Find Your Passion: Launching Inspiration

A UA student with a love of space manages a program that helps sixth-graders develop simple rockets.

Hooks illustrates his travels with this vista from his trip to Siberia.

Find Your Passion: Citizen of the Planet

Born and raised in Alabama, Brandon Hooks has long held an international outlook.

Madison Darling

Find Your Passion: ‘The Ability to Soar’

The gravity of impending brain surgery becomes clearer to Madison Darling while sitting in her doctor’s office.

Liza, left, Charlotte (middle) and Peirson are May degree candidates (Matthew Wood).

Find Your Passion: Seeing Triple

Tennis, volleyball, dance … you name it, and the Rogers triplets did it … together. The University of Alabama seniors say the Capstone has provided opportunity for individual growth.

Tilson looks through a UA microscope. The senior works to grow cancerous cells in the lab to study them and fine more effective ways of killing them (Jeff Hanson).

Find Your Passion: A Consummate Scientist

A Colorado native found her passion upon hearing a UA biomedical researcher present. It’s taken her to new levels.

Jackson, right, started a comic book company with Pearce, his best friend (Matthew Wood).

Find Your Passion: Creating Heroes in Print

A senior engineering student recently started a comic book company with his best friend.

Foster, left, and McAlpine, are seeking to launch a women’s field hockey team at UA  (Matthew Wood).

Find Your Passion: For the Love of Sport

Women’s field hockey is proving an unlikely avenue for a UA student to gain sports management-related experience.

Garrett reads to young children (Jeff Hanson).

Find Your Passion: Take Two: Garrett finds peace in change

Lauren Garrett took a winding road to find her way into the brightly colored classroom where she teaches toddlers several days a week.

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Find Your Passion: A Nice Guy Who Won’t Finish Last

Nathan Craft weaves his personal mantra – kindness toward others – into his professional outlook.

Mixing computer science with studio art, Mitchell Griest uses computer coding to create images (Zach Riggins).

Find Your Passion: Mixing the Senses

Mitchell Griest came to The University of Alabama to study computer science. His interests in art and technology seemed, he says, mutually exclusive.

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