FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2004
is presenting three individuals with honorary degrees at its annual
Commencement ceremony May 29 in recognition of distinguished careers
and service to the college.
H. Corbin Day, chairman of the executive committee
of Jemison Investment Co. Inc.; Thomas H. Lowder, chairman of the
board, president, and chief executive officer of Colonial Properties
Trust; and C. Dowd Ritter, chairman, president, and chief executive
officer of AmSouth Bancorporation will receive Honorary Doctor
of Laws degrees at the 3:30 p.m. ceremony at Boutwell Auditorium
in downtown Birmingham.
Day, who received
a bachelor's degree
from Brown University and a master's from the University
of Pennsylvania, is a former partnerwith Goldman, Sachs & Co.
in New York City. He is a member of the Executive and Finance
and Investment committees of Birmingham-Southern's
Board of Trustees and is on the boards of the Birmingham
Museum of Art and the Alabama Symphonic Association.
||Lowder, who received a bachelor's degree
from Auburn University and holds Certified Commercial Investment
Member designation from the Realtors National Marketing
Institute, serves on the Executive and Finance and Investment
committees of BSC's Board of Trustees and is a co-chair
of Phase II of the college's current 21st Century
major gifts campaign. He is chairman of the board of Children's
Hospital and was chairman of the 2001 United Way Campaign
for Central Alabama.
Ritter, who received his bachelor's
degree from Birmingham-Southern and is a graduate of
the School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State
University, is a member of the Executive Committee
of BSC's Board of Trustees. In 1998, he was named
CEO of the Year by The Birmingham News, and, in 1999,
was honored as Humanitarian of the Year by the Alabama
Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. He is on the boards
of Leadership Birmingham and United Way of Central
Alabama, serving as United Way general campaign chair