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June 21, 2006

Local natives receive annual awards at Birmingham-Southern College

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—A number of Birmingham-Southern faculty, staff, and students were presented awards during the college's 2006 Awards Day convocation.

Birmingham-Southern College is a four-year private institution that receives consistently high rankings as one of America's top liberal arts colleges.

Recipients are listed alphabetically by hometown and award as follows:

BIRMINGHAM Area:
Bessemer Cutoff: Donna Wilson of Pleasant Grove, BSC director of the conservatory – President's Service Award, in recognition of outstanding service to the college.

Hoover/Vestavia: Paul Litten of Hoover, a junior music major and the son of Kathy Litten and Paul Litten Sr. – House Director of the Year Award, in recognition of student resident directors who have demonstrated unselfish leadership in coordinating his/her residence hall and serving as a role model. The recipients are outstanding in the areas of supervision, programming, motivation, and building community in residence halls.

Hoover/Vestavia: Laura Russell of Hoover, a freshman undecided major and the daughter of Dr. Robert Russell and Julia Russell – Community Service Award.

Hoover/Vestavia: Lester Seigel of Hoover, BSC Joseph Hugh Thomas Professor of Music – Henry C. Randall Outstanding Advisor Award, in recognition of a faculty or staff member for outstanding involvement and leadership in a student organization. It honors the longtime Birmingham-Southern history professor Randall, who served as an advisor to the Student Government Association before retiring from the college in 1989. Seigel serves as director of the BSC student concert choir.

Hoover/Vestavia: Bill Wagnon of Vestavia, BSC vice president for communications – President's Service Award, in recognition of outstanding service to the college.

North/East: Erica Brown of Center Point, BSC director of multicultural affairs – Henry C. Randall Outstanding Advisor Award, in recognition of a faculty or staff member for outstanding involvement and leadership in a student organization. It honors the longtime Birmingham-Southern history professor Randall, who served as an advisor to the Student Government Association before retiring from the college in 1989. Brown serves as advisor of BSC multicultural programs and organizations.

North/East: Jim Neel of Crestwood, assistant professor of art at BSC – Community Service Award.

Shelby: Alex Krempa of Pelham, a senior chemistry major and the son of David and Leslie Krempa – William Raines Battle Award, in memory of the BSC alumnus and longtime director of athletics William Raines Battle, and created by the college's Student Government Association in recognition of outstanding seniors who exemplify scholarship, citizenship, sportsmanship, and a concern for physical fitness. Krempa graduated from Birmingham-Southern May 27.

South: Tyler Davis of Mountain Brook, a junior political science major and the son of David and Leslie Davis – Community Service Award.

South: Kelly DeLoach of Homewood, a senior interdisciplinary sociology/psychology major and the daughter of Kyle and Suzanne DeLoach – Margaret Dunn Phillips Panhellenic Citizenship Award, named for the wife of Dr. Howard M. Phillips who was president of BSC from 1963-68, in recognition of a sorority member who has demonstrated outstanding personal service to both the college and the community. DeLoach graduated from Birmingham-Southern May 27.

South: Amelia Johnson of Southside, assistant coordinator of service learning at BSC – Community Service Award.

South: Christine McKenzie of Mountain Brook, a sophomore education major and the daughter of Stephen and Gail McKenzie – Community Service Award.

South: John Wilson Nash of Mountain Brook, a junior political science major and the son of Warren and Valerie Nash – Community Service Award.

South: Conor Shattuck of Mountain Brook, a sophomore history major and the son of Robert and Fiona Shattuck – BSC Residence Hall Association of the Year Award, in recognition of a student RHA member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the residence hall community and shown a dedication to the mission of the residence life program.

South: Miriam Smith of Mountain Brook, a sophomore English major and the daughter of Nathan and Nancy Smith – Volunteer of the Year Award, in recognition for off-campus volunteerism and for encouraging others to volunteer.

South: Barry Spieler of Homewood, associate professor of mathematics at BSC – Community Service Award.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.: Emma (Emmy) Corey, a sophomore English major and the daughter of John and Jean Corey – Volunteer of the Year Award, in recognition for off-campus volunteerism and for encouraging others to volunteer.

FAIRHOPE:
Kelli Hilyer, a junior English major and the daughter of Raymond Hilyer – Most Valuable Sub-Editor Award, in recognition of outstanding work on The Hilltop News student newspaper during the 2006-07 academic year.
Brittany Winfree, a junior political science major and the daughter of Russell and Wanda Winfree – Community Service Award.

GADSDEN: Stephanie Hall, a senior political science major and the daughter of David and Carolyn Hall – Servant Leader Award, in recognition of an individual who has exhibited outstanding service and leadership on the campus and in the local community. Hall graduated from Birmingham-Southern May 27.

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn.: Laura Buckner, a freshman undecided major and the daughter of Charles and Karen Buckner – Community Service Award.

MADISON:
Kate Brantley, a junior English major and the daughter of Mary Bishop – Community Service Award.
Joanna Philip, a sophomore accounting major and the daughter of Simon and Susan Philip – Community Service Award.
Sirena Wang, a junior music/international business major and the daughter of David and May Wang – Genzan Chiba Outstanding International Student Award.

MONTGOMERY: Missy Golson, a sophomore political science major and the daughter of William and Kathy Golson – Community Service Award.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.: Lisa Glenn, a senior psychology major and the daughter of Robert and Laura Glenn – House Director of the Year Award, in recognition of student resident directors who have demonstrated unselfish leadership in coordinating his/her residence hall and serving as a role model. The recipients are outstanding in the areas of supervision, programming, motivation, and building community in residence halls; and Most Valuable Staff Writer, in recognition of outstanding work on The Hilltop News student newspaper during the 2006-07 academic year. Glenn graduated from Birmingham-Southern May 27.

NORCROSS, Ga.: David Posey, a sophomore computer science major and the son of William and Susan Posey – President's Service Award, in recognition of outstanding service to the college.

ONEONTA: Cal NeSmith, a junior business administration major and the son of Carl Jr. and Jane NeSmith – T. Bradley Fulkerson Award, in memory of the BSC alumnus and made possible through the donations of alumni of the Alabama Iota Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, given annually to rising seniors who distinguish themselves through leadership in all areas of campus life; and Community Service Award.

RAGLAND: Martin Landry, a junior undecided major and the son of Ronald and Debra Landry – BSC Male Resident Advisor of the Year Award, in recognition of a male resident advisor whose exemplary leadership, dedication, and enthusiasm have enriched the lives of the residence hall community.

SALTILLO, Miss.: Natalie Bruce, a senior biological chemistry major and the daughter of Mike and Faye Bruce – BSC Female Resident Advisor of the Year Award, in recognition of a female resident advisor whose exemplary leadership, dedication, and enthusiasm have enriched the lives of the residence hall community. Bruce graduated from Birmingham-Southern May 27.

SPANISH FORT: Kate Chandler, a senior business administration major and the daughter of Jeffrey and Cynthia Chandler – Most Valuable Senior Sub-Editor, in recognition of outstanding work on The Hilltop News student newspaper during the 2006-07 academic year. Chandler graduated from Birmingham-Southern May 27.

WINFIELD: Haley Box, a freshman history major and the daughter of Jack and Dawn Box – Community Service Award.

 
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