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Outstanding alumni highlight Birmingham-Southern College's Reunion Weekend

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 Jazz Band.

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 Crisis.

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.

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