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December 16, 2002

Birmingham-Southern College student selected as Rhodes Scholar finalist

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Nick Gaskill of Jackson, Tenn., a senior English major at Birmingham-Southern College, was one of two college students who represented the state of Alabama recently as finalists for Rhodes Scholarships.

He was among 12 college students from the Southeast region—and one of only two from Alabama—invited to Atlanta Dec. 6-7 to participate in final interviews for the prestigious awards. Thirty-two Americans, including four from the Southeast region, were announced Dec. 7 as 2003 Rhodes Scholars. The scholarships provide two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England.

Gaskill, who is pursuing a minor in philosophy, is scheduled to graduate from Birmingham-Southern in May 2003. At BSC, he is a member of the Honors Program, editor of the college's literary journal, a tutor for the Writing Center, a Peer Advisor, and a volunteer tutor for students at local Woodrow Wilson Elementary School. He has been on the Dean's List every term.

He also is a Charles B. Vail Fellow at the college, a joint faculty-student research program, and has made at least five presentations on his research interests at various conferences.

The Jackson Central-Merry High School graduate is the son of Wayne and Marsha Gaskill.


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