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March 26, 2003

Alumni speakers, activities highlight Birmingham-Southern College's Reunion Weekend

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Managing editor of Fortune magazine Richard Kirkland, former surgeon and director of the University of Alabama Burn Center Dr. Alan Dimick, and retired Alabama circuit judge James Garrett are among the Birmingham-Southern graduates who will entertain alumni returning to the Hilltop campus April 11-13 for the college's Alumni Reunion Weekend 2003.

This year's reunion honors the BSC classes of 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, and 1998, but is open to all alumni and their families.

In addition to class gatherings and other celebrations, alumni can participate in a Friday evening reception at the home of BSC President Neal R. Berte and Anne Berte, followed by a baseball tailgate barbecue prior to the BSC vs. Liberty University baseball game.

Kirkland, Dimick, and Garrett will participate in the Saturday, April 12, Alumni Mini-College which also will feature other successful BSC alumni including Rev. Dr. Florence Wates Pert, retired senior associate pastor of the Marble Collegiate Church of New York City; Dr. William Eiland, art editor, essayist, and director of the Georgia Museum of Art; and Dr. Kevin Tucker, assistant professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School and staff nephrologist for Boston's Brigham & Women's Hospital.

Also on Saturday, there will be a book signing and sale of books by BSC alumni including Charles Gordon Brooks, former cartoonist for The Birmingham News and author of Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year 2003; Carlton Jackson, University Distinguished Professor in the history department at Western Kentucky University and author of Allied Secret: The Sinking of HMT Rohna; ST Kimbrough, associate general secretary of the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church in New York City, a professional opera singer, and author of A Heart to Praise My God: Wesley Hymns for Today and Charles Wesley: Poet and Theologian; Clarence Mohr, chair of the department of history at the University of South Alabama and author of On The Threshold of Freedom: Masters and Slaves in Civil War Georgia; Eiland, author of Crosscurrents in American Impressionism at the Turn of the Century and California Impressionists; and Debra Ghigna, local children's poet and author of Christmas is Coming!

Other Saturday events include a 5K run/walk and 1 mile fun run benefiting the BSC cross-country team; the annual alumni awards luncheon; new fraternity house dedications; campus tours; shows at the Robert R. Meyer Planetarium; open houses at the college's new Humanities Center, Elton B. Stephens Science Center, and Southern Environmental Center; and BSC baseball and softball games.

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