Graduates on Commencement

Latasha McCrary ‘05

BA Sociology/Political Science
Staff Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center

Working with the internationally renowned Southern Poverty Law Center, Latasha McCrary is not only one of the youngest criminal defense lawyers on staff; she is also the only attorney from Alabama to ever work for the organization. "The work that I do is exactly what I've always wanted to do," she says. As the keynote speaker for UAH's 2016 Martin Luther King Commemoration, she offers advice for young students looking to make an impact in the world. "Real change is a long-term investment that requires thoughtfulness, sacrifice, and people who care." Read more

Derek Greer ‘12

BA Sociology
Disability Resource Coordinator, State of Alabama

Thanks to a referral from his advisor, Derek received support for his vision disability through the university's on-campus Disability Support Services Office. "Had it not been for the assistance I received at UAH, the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, and the Vocational Rehabilitation Service, I don't think I would have been able to graduate." Today, Derek serves as a disability resource coordinator for Alabama, helping individuals with disabilities obtain training, education, and employment. Read more

Brenda Taylor Moody ‘12

BA Sociology/Psychology
President, National Alliance on Mental Illness – Huntsville

Brenda is one of several sociology graduates who have found value in a double major in sociology and psychology. “Though it was just an introduction to sociology, I felt as if everything that I wanted to do in psychology made sense because of the sociology class. I was introduced to the idea of systems that I didn’t realize existed. I knew that there were things like race and gender that made a difference in a person’s life, but I was blind to the other effects of institutions on individual life,” she says. Read more

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