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.