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Three receive Birmingham-Southern College's top alumni award

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-Three Birmingham-Southern alumni received the college's Distinguished Alumni Award at annual Alumni Reunion Weekend festivities in May.

Honored this year by the BSC National Alumni Association for career accomplishments, community involvement, and contributions to Birmingham-Southern were Dr. ST Kimbrough Jr. of Bay Head, N.J., a 1958 graduate and associate general secretary of mission evangelism for the General Board of Global Ministries for the United Methodist Church; Dr. Elmer K. Sanders of Houston, Texas, a 1934 graduate and retired surgeon; and Carol Ann Smith of Birmingham, a 1971 graduate and founding partner of Smith & Ely.

Kimbrough, who also studied at Duke University and the Institute of Mediterranean Studies, completed his doctoral degree in Old Testament and Semitic language studies at Princeton University. He has been a pastor, author, opera singer/recording artist, and professor.

Sanders, who attended medical school at Vanderbilt University and Cornell University, served in residency at Columbia University. He served during World War II, first as chief of anesthesiology for a 1,000-bed hospital in New York and later in the European theater of operations. He continued his career in surgery for 45 years in Houston, Texas, in private practice and in association with Baylor University, where he was associate professor of clinical surgery.

Smith received her law degree from the University of Alabama and her L.L.M. degree in tax law from New York University. She is past president of the Birmingham Bar Foundation, the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, and the Birmingham Bar Association, of which she was the first female president.

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