Hannah Berman grew up in Purvis, Mississippi. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2013 with her BA in International Studies and earned her MA in History from Mississippi State University in 2016. She will complete her EdD in Higher Education Administration from The University of Alabama in Summer 2024. Her hobbies include gardening and learning new cooking techniques.
Have a question about UA? Miranda has the answer. Not just because she's an adjunct instructor for the College of Communication and Information Sciences, but because she's been a student here, just like you! No one knows better than Miranda. She'll help you figure out what you need to get started and hit the ground running once you do. And, if you want to know what you missed on the last episode of your favorite TV crime drama, she can fill you in on that, too.
Carley Ganus earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in hospitality management with a concentration in sports from The University of Alabama. Before joining the UA Online team, Carley worked as a graduate teaching assistant for the College of Human Environmental Sciences and as an athletic academic advisor assistant on The University of Alabama campus. Outside of work, Carley likes attending athletic events, traveling and trying new things. Carley is passionately committed to assisting others in achieving their goals and aspirations.
Katie received her bachelor's in English from The University of Alabama in 2021, and is now working toward her master's in English with a concentration in creative writing through the University of North Alabama's online program. She loves helping individuals find their purpose in life. She hopes to one day teach creative writing to college students and have her own magazine. Outside of work, Katie loves gardening, cooking, writing, and experimenting with various forms of art!
One of the first things you'll notice when you meet Sonya is her smile. She puts you at ease from the moment you meet her. She's a person you'll always feel comfortable with when you have a question. Whether it's about military education issues, testing, choosing your degree, graduating on time, or finding a scholarship, Sonya and her team are happy to answer questions and solve problems to help students reach their goals. And if you really want to see her smile, ask her about her family. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling and attending Alabama football games with her family.
Claire has worked as a recruiting specialist for UA Early College, the enrollment coordinator for Bama By Distance and now as the assistant director of Online Student Success. She is able to combine her love of helping students with her interest in data analysis to provide support to nontraditional students earning a degree from The University of Alabama. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master of Science in Marketing, both from The University of Alabama. In her spare time, Claire enjoys crafting and decorating. She and her husband also enjoy attending sporting events.
Soldiers make the best students. A former U.S. Army Senior Military Instructor at The University of Alabama ROTC Department, James knows it first-hand. He has a B.S. in Business Administration and later earned his M.S. in Human Environmental Sciences (Interactive Technology) from UA. When you talk to James, you'll know immediately that he loves what he does. He loves helping military students, and talking with military recruits. You'll appreciate James' give-it-all-you've-got attitude. In his spare time, he enjoys tinkering with computers.
Dani helps the Student Services team with everything from travel arrangements to planning the graduation reception at the end of each semester. She loves hearing from and helping distance students in her role. She graduated from The University of Alabama and loves the Crimson Tide and is also passionate about art, putting her talent to use in photography and design in her spare time.
If there was an award for loving The University of Alabama, Megan would win it! She earned a BA in Communication and Information Sciences, a MA in Educational Psychology and her EdD in Higher Education Administration from UA. As the director of Program Development, she sees it as her daily mission to share her passion for UA, education and student success. Her job is to oversee the creation and maintenance of over 100 online and hybrid academic programs. However, her main goal is to continue sharing her enthusiasm for lifelong learning with others. Megan enjoys traveling and attending Alabama Athletics events with her husband and son.
Emily Covington is a graduate of the University of Montevallo with a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She is currently pursuing a master's degree through The University of Alabama Online in Communication Studies. Emily volunteers for local animal shelters and contributes by fostering homeless animals and photographing them to promote their adoption. In her free time, she enjoys photography, art and spending time with her dogs and husband. Prior to becoming an administrative specialist, Emily worked for UA as an early childhood program specialist and for UA Online as an admissions counselor.