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September 16, 2005

Birmingham-Southern announces 2005-06 Vail teaching and research fellows

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Nine Birmingham-Southern College students received fellowships for the 2005-06 academic year that allow them to collaborate with their professors on teaching or research projects.

The Charles B. Vail College Fellows Program, named after the 1945 BSC graduate, is a program of joint faculty/student projects leading to scholarly presentations and joint publications.

A contribution from Bessemer native and longtime educator Dr. Charles B. Vail, president emeritus of Winthrop College, endowed the Vail College Fellows Program at BSC in 1994.

The 2005-06 Vail Fellows, listed by hometown and category, are:


Paul Litten of Bessemer, a sophomore music major and the son of Paul Litten Sr. and Kathy Litten, teaching fellow.

Cedric Rudolph of Hueytown, a sophomore English major and the son of Major and Marilyn Rudolph, distinguished teaching fellow.

Kelly Bragan of Trussville, a junior mathematics major and the daughter of Allen and Lynne Bragan, distinguished teaching fellow.

Alissa Carey of Homewood, a junior biology major and the daughter of John and Gwen Carey, teaching fellow.

Walker Grooms of Homewood, a senior political science major and the son of Bart and Lynda Grooms, research fellow.

Catherine Dooley of Vestavia Hills, a junior mathematics major and the daughter of Thomas and Laura Dooley, research fellow.

Morgan Smith of Cullman, a senior musical theatre major and the daughter of Dr. Bill and Susan Smith, teaching fellow.

Erin Wakeman of Mobile, a senior music-voice major and the daughter of Robert Wakeman and Janice Hunter, teaching fellow.

Jill Stupiansky, a junior mathematics major and the daughter of Gerard and Betsy Stupiansky, research fellow.

*Vail Teaching Fellows work closely with professors in certain areas of preparing for and conducting classes. Vail Research Fellows collaborate with professors on research projects. Both receive academic credit. Vail Distinguished Teaching and Research Fellows are involved in longer, more extensive projects and receive $1,000 tuition stipends.


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