Make a Gift Opportunities Staff Directory Careers Wilson Providing ‘Elevated Experience’ for Huxford Symphony For Anthony DiMauro, a guide for how to be “great” is just a short walk down the hall: Ransom Wilson, the Camilla Huxford Endowed Chair in Orchestral Studies. UA 'Sets Stage' with Smith Family Center groundbreaking The cutting-edge Smith Family Center for the Performing Arts will meet the performance, design and production needs of the theatre and dance department that has more than doubled its enrollment over the last 20 years. Design, Retail Fashion Programs Settling into Drummond Lyon Hall The opening of a cutting-edge 25,000-square-feet facility for apparel design & fashion retail programs provides a distinctive learning experience in a state-of-the-art environment. Deshe Family Cuts Ribbon on New Alston Facilities Among those returning to the Capstone for the 2023 Homecoming Weekend was the Deshe family, whose significant gifts in 2022 kicked off the $4 million fundraising campaign to renovate Mary Hewell Alston Hall. VIDEO: Campus Celebrates Groundbreaking for Smith Family Center Hear from President Stuart R. Bell and Clay Smith, whose family made the lead gift for the center, during the groundbreaking for the Smith Family Center for the Performing Arts. VIDEO: UA celebrates the opening of Drummond Lyon Hall Thanks to more than $4 million in charitable gifts, including a lead gift from 1986 alumna Terri Drummond Lyon, apparel design and fashion retail students in the University of Alabama College of Human Environmental Sciences have a new, spacious and modern facility.