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May 13, 2003

Gardendale resident receives major awards at Birmingham-Southern College

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College senior Jennifer Compton of Gardendale received several major awards during the college's 2003 Honors Day Convocation.

Compton received the President's Award, the Robert Hewlin Jackson Meritorious Scholarship Award, the Alpha Lambda Delta Book Award, and the Phi Eta Sigma Senior Award.

The President's Award is given annually to graduating seniors who best exemplify the liberal arts mission of the college.

The Robert Hewlin Jackson Meritorious Scholarship Award recognizes the graduating senior who has achieved the highest grade-point average during his or her four-year college career. The award memorializes Jackson, who graduated in 1862 from Southern University, a parent institution of Birmingham-Southern.

The Alpha Lambda Delta Book Award, sponsored by the BSC chapter of the national honorary, is given to a student with an outstanding academic record.

The Phi Eta Sigma Senior Award is given to a senior class member of the BSC chapter of the national honorary who has maintained the highest grade-point average throughout his or her college career and is given in memory of H.R. Butts, who was a longtime professor of classics at Birmingham-Southern.

In addition to these honors, Compton also was recognized during the convocation for achieving Distinction in Leadership Studies, receiving a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, and for membership in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board, and the college's Ivy League tour guides.

Compton is a senior psychology major, graduating in May, and the daughter of Alfred and Judy Compton.



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