With its location in the Tennessee Valley, UAH typically enjoys mild winters. But it was snowing the day Christian Bailey came to tour campus as a high school student trying to decide where to go. "The weather was terrible," says the Arab, Ala., native, "and yet the tour guide - dressed in a t-shirt and shorts - still wanted to show off the school. That was my first impression." It stuck with him, and by the following year, Bailey was enrolled as a freshman. "What it came down to was that I liked the size of UAH," he says. "I felt like I could get involved and I have."