from the Hilltop

July 2015

Meet the new president on his first day
BSC's 14th president, Dr. Edward F. Leonard III, will officially take his place on campus tomorrow and you are invited to meet him at an ice cream social for the entire BSC community. The event will take place around the fountain at the Clay C. Long Alumni Plaza at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 8. Take a break from the heat to eat some Bruster's and enjoy the afternoon!

BSC Day at the Barons returns Aug. 30
The BSC Alumni Association will once again host BSC Day at the Barons. Last summer's gathering brought together generations of alums and their families, and we can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Mark your calendar for Aug. 30 at 3 p.m. at Regions Field--ticket information coming soon!

Birmingham-Southern Board of Trustees elects three new members
BSC elected three new members to its Board of Trustees at its spring meeting: Robert Dixon Jr. '84; John McMahon III '99, and Walter Evans Jr. Read more about them at News@BSC.

Thank you for an outstanding year!
Thanks to all alumni who helped raise $1.9 million for the BSC Annual Fund in the last fiscal year! Gifts to the Annual Fund go directly to student scholarships, academic programs, faculty salaries, instructional equipment, library acquisitions, and athletics. If you would like to participate as a class agent to help promote the Annual Fund, complete this brief form or contact Bobby Watson, annual fund director, at or (205) 226-4908.

We hope to see you at Reunion/Homecoming/Family Day this fall!
Don't miss this year's Reunion Weekend on the Hilltop, Oct. 16-17, which includes Homecoming and Family Weekend. We will honor milestone reunions for the Class of 1965, Class of 1990, and Class of 2005 and throw a BSC Family Party on the quad, along with alumni tailgating. If you'd like to serve on a milestone reunion committee, please contact Chris Wenning Lambert '86 at or (205) 226-4912.

BSC receives reaffirmation of SACS-COC accreditation
The board of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges recently reaffirmed the accreditation of Birmingham-Southern for 10 years. Read more about BSC's big accomplishment at News@BSC.

Keep up with all BSC campus events and activities online
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