FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2003
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
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
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.