BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-New York Times Executive
Editor Howell Raines, former U.S. Senator Howell Heflin, and Wake
Forest University President Thomas Hearn are among the Birmingham-Southern
graduates who will entertain alumni returning to the Hilltop campus
May 3-4 for the college's Alumni Reunion Weekend 2002.
This year's reunion honors the BSC classes of 1927, 1932, 1937,
1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992,
and 1997, but is open to all alumni and their families.
In addition to class gatherings and other
celebrations, alumni can participate in a Friday night, May 3, concert
and picnic featuring local band Chevy Six and the Birmingham-Southern
Raines and Hearn will participate in the
Saturday, May 4, Alumni Mini-College which also will feature other
successful BSC alumni including Dr. Marilyn Brown, art history professor
at Tulane University; Dr. John Howard, founder and past president
of the American Trauma Society; Dr. Carol Newsom, professor of Old
Testament at Candler School of Theology at Emory University; and
Peggy Walton-Walker, author, actress, and screenwriter.
Also on Saturday, there will be a book signing
by alumni including Brown, author of Degas and the Business of
Art; Patrice Glass, curator and historian at the Chattanooga
Regional History Museum and author of Chattanooga: An Illustrated
History; Heflin, subject of A Judge in the Senate: Howell
Heflin's Career of Politics and Principle; David Hutto, dean
for technology and development at Blue Ridge Community College in
Flat Rock, N.C., and author of Our Sumatanga; Dr. Ed LaMonte,
Howell Heflin Professor of Political Science at Birmingham-Southern
College and author of Politics and Welfare in Birmingham, 1900-1975;
Newsom, author of The Woman's Bible Commentary; Carol Padgett,
community builder and author of Keeping Hearth and Home in Old
Alabama; and Raines, author of Fly Fishing Through the Midlife
Other Saturday events include fraternity
and sorority open houses, campus tours, shows at the Robert R. Meyer
Planetarium, tours of the college's new Elton B. Stephens Science
Center, and an open house at the Southern Environmental Center.
For more information or to register for
reunion activities, contact BSC's Office of Alumni Affairs at 226-4909.