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University of Alabama student Emma Kathleen Culbertson was named to the Dean's List for Spring 2017. A total of 11,101 students enrolled during the 2017 spring semester at The University of Alabam...Spring 2017
Emma Culbertson of Gallatin, TN (37066) was named to The University of Alabama's Dean's List. A total of 11,758 students enrolled during the 2016 fall semester at UA were named to the Dean's List w...Fall 2016
Emma Culbertson was recognized for earning a spot on the President's listThe President's List recognizes full time undergraduate students with an academic record of 4.0.Fall 2015 - Spring 2016Added by Emma
Awards & Recognition
The Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Conference, held March 30, is a premier annual event at The University of Alabama that provides students with the opportunity to highlight their resea...Spring 2017
Activities & Affiliations
Alpha Delta ChiRitual Chair, Panhellenic Delegate, Health & Wellness OfficerAlpha Delta Chi is a nationally recognized Christian sorority started at UCLA in 1925. As Panhellenic Delegate, I am responsible for communication between the Alabama Panhellenic Executive Board and the Alpha Delta Chi chapter officers. Additionally, as the inaugural Health & Wellness Officer, I am responsible for providing details regarding University and outside resources for physical and mental wellbeing, as well as organizing programing to promote a healthier chapter.Spring 2016 - Fall 2017Added by Emma
Honors College AmbassadorsAs an Honors College Ambassador, I represent the University of Alabama Honors College at events on and off campus. Additionally, I have the opportunity to meet prospective students for lunches and show them around campus while addressing any questions or concerns they may have about the University, the Honors College, or college life in general.Spring 2017 - Fall 2017Added by Emma
Science OlympiadPresidentAfter raising interest and funding to start the first Science Olympiad team at Station Camp High School, I served as its president. Responsibilities included: organizing preliminary testing and event placement, holding weekly meetings, assisting in the purchasing of necessary materials, oversight of event preparation, and registration of the team.Spring 2014 - Spring 2015Added by Emma
DECADuring my time at Station Camp High School, I was a member of the DECA team, competing in Hotel and Lodging Management Series my junior year and Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling my senior year. Through DECA, I was able to test my professional skills at a regional, state, and international level. Additionally, at the international level I was tested for and awarded as a "Certified Guest Services Professional".Fall 2013 - Spring 2015Added by Emma
Office AssistantJune 2016 - August 2016
As Office Assistant at the Duke TIP Summer Studies Program office at Austin College, my daily responsibilities were flexible to the needs of other administrative staff members, but primarily included fielding parent questions and concerns, preparing student arrival and departure airport schedules, and creating and enforcing protocols for the office, including those related to the security of confidential student records. Additionally, I finalized tasks as directed by the Operations Coordinator and oversaw the work of Residential Counselors on office duty. Due to the non-traditional work schedule associated with a summer camp, I was responsible for ensuring clear routes of conversation between departments whose schedules may not overlap as well as organizing communication between the On-Site Office and the National Office.
Chuckwagon Food Service
CashierJuly 2015 - August 2015
While at the Chuckwagon, I was tasked with taking orders, preparing and serving food, and fielding customer questions. During my work experience in this fast-paced environment, I developed more efficient communication skills. I also had the responsibility of handling large amounts of money and ensuring the cash drawer was balanced.
CashierSeptember 2013 - April 2015
As a cashier, I was responsible for interacting with guests to sell tickets, food, and beverages. Cashiers were also the first touchpoint for customer questions and complaints, both in person and over the phone. Additionally, I utilized suggestive selling to up-sell combos and individual popcorns/drinks to larger sizes. Communication was integral to the job, as ensuring that guests, cashiers, ushers, and managers all had a clear understanding of the amount of tickets available for each show and the current status of all auditoriums.
Undergraduate Research AssistantOctober 2015 - Present
While working in the Hatoum-Aslan lab, I developed a deeper understanding of laboratory procedure and technique. I gained skills in scientific procedure including designing and carrying out experiments, preparing various media (broth, agar, plates, etc.), and inoculating cultures. I was responsible for tracking procedures and results in a laboratory notebook for later review by myself, the graduate student with whom I worked, and Dr. Hatoum-Aslan, the supervising professor. I also developed familiarity with Microsoft Excel data entry, functions, and graphing.