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June 26, 2007

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 Ruffner Page of Mountain Brook, president of McWane, Inc.; Bill Terry of Mountain Brook, a partner in Highland Associates, Inc.; and John Watts of Huntsville, founder and resident manager of Evans, Watts, and Schrimsher Wealth Management Group of Wachovia Securities.

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

Page joined McWane in 1993 and worked in several aspects before being named president of the company in 1999. Prior to McWane, he held management positions at National Bank of Commerce, the Remington Fund, and Bankers Trust Co. in New York and Atlanta. He earned a double degree in philosophy and psychology from Vanderbilt University and a graduate degree from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business.

Terry has worked in the financial services industry since 1981 and specializes in serving healthcare clients. Prior to co-founding Highland Associates, he worked at the Investment Management Consulting Group of Interstate/Johnson Lane Securities advising a national client base of primarily retirement plan assets. He graduated from Davidson College with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and is a chartered financial analyst.

Watts, a 1986 BSC graduate, specializes in providing customized investment solutions for high net worth individuals and is fully engaged with local merger and acquisition activity in partnership with the Capital Markets Group of Wachovia in Charlotte, N.C. He remains active at the college serving as vice president of athletics on the BSC Alumni Board, of which he is past president. His wife, Wimberley McLain Watts, is a 1987 BSC graduate.


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