Everyday Champions

  • June 21st, 2021

The University of Alabama is home to champions both on and off the field and in and out of the classroom. Everyday Champions are staff and faculty members who work behind the scenes to keep the campus running, show enthusiasm for supporting the UA community and embody the UA spirit of pride, determination and ingenuity.

Read Their Stories

These are just a few of the many Everyday Champions who work behind the scenes, go the extra mile and keep campus moving forward.

Kristine Patridge

Kristina Patridge

Charged with keeping campus fed during the pandemic, Patridge went above and beyond..

Keith Norton

Keith Norton

Writing notes to brighten people’s days and more, Norton took extra steps to support the UA community.

Dana Williams

Dana Williams

As a case manager, Williams handled thousands of requests to expedite assistance to students in need.

Jeannie Brooks smiles at the camera while wearing a crimson shirt

Jeannie Brooks

Speeding up UA’s move to a completely mobile-first campus last year was the mission of UA’s director of Action Card Services.

A woman sits on a dark background holding up a badge.

Rhonda Hester

Rhonda Hester doesn’t just take pride in her work at UASafeState, but also in her passions across campus.

Nominate an Everyday Champion

Do you know a faculty or staff member who goes above and beyond, works behind the scenes and embodies the UA spirit? Nominate them to be featured. 


The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.