Since our founding in 1919, the Culverhouse College of Business at The University of Alabama has provided a rigorous, hands-on learning environment that prioritizes personal growth and professional achievement. Our 50,000-plus alumni have gone on to make extraordinary and transformative contributions both in the business world and in their communities. The College’s premier academics correspond with a research and outreach engine that informs government policy, improves disadvantaged communities and supports job growth within the region.
As we prepare to celebrate our centennial, we are also at a pivotal moment. Enrollment in the College has reached record levels, with a commensurate increase in faculty and staff. This growth is expected to continue, and as a result, we are running out of room. We will soon break ground for a state-of-the-art building that will house education, research and collaboration rooms. The next hundred years and the next chapter of our history depend on us having the physical resources necessary to educate top students, hire the best faculty and provide the spaces where work gets done. To do so, we need your support.
As the Culverhouse College of Business at The University of Alabama prepares to celebrate our centennial, we reflect on where we are as an institution and the changes that have brought us to this point.You may be familiar with the record growth on the UA campus. In the fall of 2017, more than 9,000 students elected to study at Culverhouse. In order to continue to uphold our mission and our current strategic plan, we must make an investment in a new building, which will be named Hewson Hall thanks to the generosity of alumna Marillyn A. Hewson and her husband James. As a gateway to the western edge of UA, it will embody the classic architectural aesthetic seen around campus. However, this high-tech building will allow us to continue making huge impacts on the world around us through modern collaboration spaces, scalable offices and common areas designed to foster engagement.
I am thrilled to share with you our plans to transform our legacy. Please, go on and take a look. We think you’ll like what you see.
Thank you and Roll Tide,
Dean Kay M. Palan
Marillyn and James Hewson
With a gift of $15 million to the College of Business Building Campaign, Marillyn A. Hewson, chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corp., and her husband, James, are transforming the future of business at The University of Alabama. The Hewsons are both graduates of the University. Marillyn Hewson is a two-time graduate of the University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in economics. She is also a member of the Culverhouse College of Business Board of Visitors as well as a member of UA’s President’s Cabinet. James holds a bachelor’s degree in communications.In addition to leading Lockheed Martin, Marillyn Hewson has served on numerous boards and currently sits on the board of directors of DowDuPont, the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, the Board of Governors of the USO, the board of directors of Catalyst, and the executive committee of the Aerospace Industries Association and The Business Roundtable.
About the Project
Hewson Hall will be a transformative addition to the Culverhouse College of Business, establishing a new heart for the College that is on par with the very best business school facilities in the country. It will be a place that gives students the space to create and collaborate and faculty the room to conduct innovative research.
The 108,000-square-foot building is centered around a three-story atrium — a light-filled, dynamic space that is designed to connect faculty, staff and students.
Building off the success of the Marillyn A. Hewson Data Analytics Lab and the Vulcan Value Partners Research Library and Trading Room — two learning and research spaces located in Bidgood Hall — Hewson Hall will include ample room for similar labs where students will gain critical career skills while working on hands-on, real-world projects.
Large Lecture Hall
Plaza and Garden
Team Room (5 available)
Vestibule (2 available)
Café and Café Terrace
Flex Classroom (combined)
Classroom (2 available)
Case Classroom (3 available)
Scale Up Classroom
Large Team Classroom
Team Room (14 available)
Study/Exhibit Room & Terrace
East Commons & Terrace
Board Style Classroom (2 available)
Large Team Classroom (2 available)
Cluster Classroom (4 available)
Large Board Classroom
Small Team Room (12 available)
Executive Boardroom & Overlook
Conference Room (2 available)
Nook (10 available)
Office (57 available)
Kitchen & Coffee Space
Graduate & PhD Office (7 available)