Make a Gift Opportunities Staff Directory Careers 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. 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. UA Honors College Launches James C. Kennemer Center for Innovation and Social Impact A newly created center within The University of Alabama Honors College will promote active learning experiences and research opportunities for UA students thanks to a generous gift from UA alumnus James “Jim” Kennemer. 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. UA Breaks Ground on Randall Welcome Center Construction is underway for the new home of UA Undergraduate Admissions, which will be named the Catherine and Pettus Randall Welcome Center, pending approval by The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees. The Randall Welcome Center is named in honor of the late Pettus Randall and his wife, Dr. Catherine J. Randall.