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August 30, 2006

Three elected to Birmingham-Southern College Board of Trustees

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College has elected three new members to its Board of Trustees.

New BSC trustees are Rev. Walker Epps of Marianna, Fla., district superintendent of Marianna/Panama City District of the United Methodist Church; Denson N. Franklin III of Birmingham, a partner in the law firm of Bradley Arant; and Dr. Wesley Wachob of Pensacola, Fla., senior minister of Pensacola First United Methodist Church.

The elections were approved at the annual meetings of the North Alabama and Alabama-West Florida Conferences of the United Methodist Church.

Epps completed seminary at Boston University School of Theology. He has served several churches in the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Prior to becoming district superintendent, he served Enterprise First United Methodist.

Franklin received a bachelor's degree in political science from Birmingham-Southern in 1985 and a law degree from Vanderbilt University. His primary areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance transactions, federal and state securities matters, and general corporate counsel. He is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” for 2005.

Wachob received a bachelor's degree from Southeastern College, his master's work in divinity at Erskine Theological Seminary and the Candler School of Theology, and his doctoral work at the University of Chicago and Emory University. Prior to his present position, he was the senior minister of Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on the campus of Emory University, where he also taught in the Candler School of Theology.

 
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