Where Legends are Made is a campaign launched by the University to honor the past, present, and future of those who make UA special. It speaks to the ambitions of students, the pride of alumni, and the devotion of our fans. Over the years, UA graduated teachers, lawyers, scientists, and more! To us, every student who walks on campus has a legacy to leave behind and legend to create in the future.

Notable Alumni

Marillyn Hewson

Hewson was named the most powerful woman in American business by Fortune magazine’s annual ranking in 2019 and CEO of the year for 2018. Starting as an industrial engineer she took on various leadership positions at the Lockheed Martin Corporation and since 2013 has been the chairman, president and chief executive officer! Hewson is a double graduate of UA with a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a Master of Arts in economics. Hewson is still involved at UA by being a member of the President’s Cabinet and UA’s Board of Visitors of the Culverhouse College of Business.

Hugo Black

Black served as a US Senator from 1927 to 1937. He was later elected to the Supreme Court by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Norbert Leo Butz

Butz is a two-time winner of the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He has performed on Broadway in Rent, Thou Shalt Not, Wicked, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Catch Me if You Can.

John Sullivan

Sullivan is known for work in toxicology and is one of the nation’s foremost experts on poisonous snakebites. He developed the anti-venom serum that is standard treatment today in hospitals across the country for rattlesnake bites.

Student Spotlight

“I love the fact that ‘Where Legends are Made’ is built upon our reputation as a University and its future. The brand feels all-encompassing, like all students are a part of something bigger than ourselves, and that UA is truly a place ‘Where Legends are Made.’”

– Kailie Powder | Senior | Psychology | Hudson, IL