The University of Alabama is steeped in tradition and success. Legends have been made in our academic halls, on our athletic fields and courts, and in our endeavors to shape a better world through our teaching, research and service.

This is a sampling of many individuals who have made significant contributions to UA, and who have distinguished themselves in their field or profession, bringing national or international recognition to The University of Alabama.

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Where Legends Are Made is about the past, present and future of The University of Alabama. It speaks to the aspirations of our students and their parents, to the pride of our alumni and donors, and to the devotion of our legions of fans in our state, across the nation and around the globe. It highlights our successes and the legacy we will continue to build upon.

The way Chris Emerson tells it, his life changed dramatically almost the moment he first set foot on campus at the University of Alabama.

Life can take some interesting twists and turns. Some of those turns can lead to dead ends. Others can lead to success that can launch a person into a legend.

As host for ESPN’s “College GameDay,” Rece Davis knows a thing or two about telling stories.

Janet Gurwitch grew up dreaming of the big time. Her years at The University of Alabama equipped her for that.