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March 20, 2003

Top members of Birmingham-Southern Class of '03 elected to Phi Beta Kappa honorary

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Twenty-eight Birmingham-Southern College graduating seniors have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa membership this spring.

Phi Beta Kappa typically recognizes senior college students who are in the upper 10 percent of their class. Election is based on academic achievement and demonstration of excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. Birmingham-Southern serves as a Phi Beta Kappa sheltering institution.

The students, listed by hometown, are:

ANNISTON: Joseph Chandler, a psychology major and the son of Jerry and Kathy Chandler.

BIRMINGHAM Area:

Hoover/Vestavia: Rachel Higgins of Hoover, an art major and the daughter of Norman and Darlene Higgins, and Sudeep Xavier of Hoover, a biology/psychology major and the son of Narithookil and Anne Xavier.

North/East: Jennifer Compton of Gardendale, a psychology major and the daughter of Alfred and Judy Compton; Mary Gilmer of Trussville, a biology major and the daughter of Philip and Pamela Gilmer; and Daniel Gleason of Irondale, a philosophy major and the son of Russell and Maureen Gleason.

CLINTON, Tenn.: Matthew Carter, a math major and the son of Dr. Charles and Ann Carter.

COLUMBUS, Miss.: Evelyn Coleman, a religion/psychology major and the daughter of Geraldine Coleman.

DECATUR: Scott Asher, a math major and the son of Terry and Paula Asher.

DYERSBURG, Tenn.: Brooxie Carlton, a psychology/sociology major and the daughter of Sherry Guthrie.

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla.: Ashley Zerull of Shalimar, a psychology/sociology major and the daughter of Robert and Sheri Zerull.

FRANKLIN, Tenn.: Robert Frohock, an economics major and the son of Mark and Tillie Frohock.

GADSDEN: Mary Snell of Attalla, a biology major and the daughter of Royce and Donna Snell, and Tyler Stracener of Rainbow City, a biology major and the son of Bueran and Tina Stracener.

HARTSELLE: Matthew Emerson, a computer science major and the son of Joel and Mary Emerson.

HUNTSVILLE: Melanie Barnhart, a biology major and the daughter of David and Donna Barnhart; Julia Hyland, a biology major and the daughter of Thomas and Marilyn Hyland; and Victor Vasile, a political science major and the son of Col. Robert and Catherine Vasile.

JACKSON, Tenn.: Nicholas Gaskill, an English major and the son of K.W. and Marsha Gaskill.

JACKSONVILLE: Kimberly Reid, a biology major and the daughter of Marcus and Elizabeth Reid.

JUNCTION CITY, Kan.: Carissa Mangus of Dwight, a biology major and the daughter of Leslie and Debra Mangus.

MARYVILLE, Tenn.: Kerri Fox, a Spanish major and the daughter of Joe and Jill Fox.

MONTGOMERY: Vanessa Brunn, an accounting major and the daughter of Herbert and Mary Brunn; Barrett Cary, a math major and the son of Ruth Dahlene; and Evan Milligan, a religion major and the son of William Milligan and Claire Sams-Milligan.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.: Jennifer Carter, a psychology major and the daughter of Frank and Kay Carter.

ONEONTA: Jessica Kilgore of Hayden, an English major and the daughter of David and Marie Kilgore.

UNION SPRINGS: Alice Emfinger, a history/political science major and the daughter of Michael and Brenda Emfinger.

 

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