University of Alabama at Birmingham Notable Alumni

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University of Alabama at Birmingham Notable Alumni

Athletics

  • Danya Barsalona, professional soccer player
  • Murry Bartow, Division 1 men’s basketball coach
  • Vonetta Flowers, Olympic gold medalist
  • Darrell Hackney, NFL player with the Denver Broncos
  • Carlos Hendricks, football player
  • Chris Hubbard, NFL player
  • Deanna Jackson, WNBA player with the Chicago Sky
  • Andy Kennedy, University of Mississippi men’s basketball coach
  • Graeme McDowell, professional golfer
  • Tony McManus, professional soccer player with the Atlanta Silverbacks
  • Jason McLaughlin, professional soccer player with the Atlanta Silverbacks
  • Elijah Millsap, professional basketball player with the Petron Blaze Boosters
  • Jerson Monteiro, professional soccer player with the Atlanta Silverbacks
  • Izell Reese, NFL player with the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos and Buffalo Bills
  • Oliver Robinson, State of Alabama Legislator and former NBA player with the San Antonio Spurs
  • McKinley Singleton, NBA player with the New York Knicks
  • Donell Taylor, NBA player with the Washington Wizards
  • Bryan Thomas, NFL player with the New York Jets
  • Roddy White, NFL player with the Atlanta Falcons
  • Joe Webb, NFL player with the Carolina Panthers

Business and public figures

  • William A. Bell, Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama
  • Beth Chapman, Alabama Secretary of State and former State Auditor
  • Chris Collins, member of Congress NY-27
  • Deidre Downs, Miss America 2005
  • Larry Langford, former Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama
  • Walt Maddox, Mayor of Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Oliver Robinson, State of Alabama Legislator and former NBA player with the San Antonio Spurs
  • Richard Scrushy, founder and former CEO of HealthSouth Corporation

Science, media and the arts

  • Regina Benjamin, Surgeon General of the United States
  • Jon Coffelt, painter, multimedia artist
  • Clayton Colvin, artist, painter, art educator
  • Larry DeLucas, astronaut and research scientist
  • Edward F. Fischer, Professor of Anthropology at Vanderbilt University
  • Sam Hunt, country musician and former UAB quarterback
  • John Knox (meteorologist), associate professor at University of Georgia
  • George A. Miller, psychologist, cognitive scientist
  • David Sandlin, artist, book artist
  • Melissa Springer, photojournalist

Faculty and researchers

  • David B. Allison, Distinguished Professor, Quetelet Endowed Professor of Public Health, Associate Dean for Science
  • Eli Capilouto, former Dean of UAB School of Public Health, former Provost of UAB, and current President of the University of Kentucky
  • Larry DeLucas, astronaut and research scientist
  • Edith Frohock, book maker and educator
  • Stephen Glosecki, scholar of Old English[2]
  • Tinsley Randolph Harrison, physician and editor of the first five editions of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine
  • Basil Hirschowitz, father of the modern endoscope
  • Robert Hyatt, co-author of Cray Blitz, two-time winner of the World Computer Chess Championships
  • Kerry Madden, professor of creative writing
  • Carl E. Misch, founded The Misch International Implant Institute
  • Henry Panion, University Professor of Music, music director for Stevie Wonder, Grammy Award-winning arranger and producer
  • Gregory Pence, professor of philosophy
  • Ray Reach, former director of the UAB Jazz Ensemble (1998–2005), arranger, composer, jazz pianist and vocalist, Director of Student Jazz Programs at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame
  • Michael Saag, AIDS researcher
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