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June 14, 2007

Area residents receive humanities awards from Birmingham-Southern College

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—A number of Birmingham-Southern students were presented awards by the college during the 2007 Honors Day Convocation. Listed by hometown and award, they are:

BIRMINGHAM Area:

Hoover/Vestavia: Kathryn Campbell, a senior history major – Sam Stayer Phi Alpha Theta Award, named for the BSC history professor who recently retired after more than 30 years of teaching, given annually to the graduating senior, regardless of major, who has demonstrated excellence in the study of history.

South: Eric Wallace of Homewood, a senior English major – English Award for Achievement in Literary Studies, presented for study of literature that exhibits both achievement and depth of understanding.

East: Kelly Bragan of Trussville, a senior math major – Phi Sigma Iota Award, named for the BSC chapter of the honorary, and presented to outstanding students at the intermediate level of foreign language study.

South: James Allen of Homewood, a freshman business major – Phi Sigma Iota Award, named for the BSC chapter of the honorary, and presented to outstanding students at the intermediate level of foreign language study.

West: Susanna Miller of College Hills, a sophomore English major – Phi Sigma Iota Award, named for the BSC chapter of the honorary, and presented to outstanding students at the intermediate level of foreign language study.

ABBEVILLE, La.: Calvin Paul Woodruff, a senior English/French major – Richebourg Gaillard McWilliams English Award, named for the late English professor who taught at BSC more than 40 years, given for literary study that exhibits unusual personal engagement, industry, and intellectual growth.

FAIRHOPE: Kelli Hilyer, a senior English major – English Award for Excellence in Journalism.

HATTIESBURG, Miss.: Ryan Richardson, a senior English/political science major – Richebourg Gaillard McWilliams English Award, named for the late English professor who taught at BSC more than 40 years, given for literary study that exhibits unusual personal engagement, industry, and intellectual growth.

KENNESAW, Ga.: Katherine Meghan Scott, a senior dance/psychology major – Patricia Finley Watkins Scholarship, named after the Birmingham artist and writer who was active in literary and cultural life at BSC, presented to junior or senior English majors who exhibit a strong desire and talent to become writers.

LAGRANGE, Ga.: Paul Bloom, a senior English major – Patricia Finley Watkins Scholarship, named after the Birmingham artist and writer who was active in literary and cultural life at BSC, presented to junior or senior English majors who exhibit a strong desire and talent to become writers.

MARIETTA, Ga.: Sarah Glidewell, a senior religion major – American Bible Society Award, presented to seniors who have done outstanding work in Biblical studies.

RIDGELAND, Miss.: Aaron Edwards, a junior history major – Fred B. Joyner Award, created by Mrs. Joyner in memory of her husband, a distinguished BSC history professor and alumnus, given to a junior or senior who has demonstrated superior performance in the study of history.

ROGERSVILLE: Seth Swanner, a senior English major – English Award for Achievement in Literary Studies, presented for study of literature that exhibits both achievement and depth of understanding.

SPRINGVILLE: Corrie Clarkson, a senior German major – Dorothy C. Ward Scholar, named after a former BSC German professor, to recognize a student at the advanced level of language study who shows special insight in understanding literature.

SPRINGVILLE: Andrew Clayton, a senior religion major – Wyness T. Saenger Travel Award, named for the late Methodist and educator, presented to a student preparing for service in the ministry of the United Methodist Church and includes $2,000 to be applied toward a tour of the Bible lands under leadership that will result in a Christian oriented educational experience.

TUPELO, Miss.: Maria Presley, a senior religion major – American Bible Society Award, presented to seniors who have done outstanding work in Biblical studies.

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