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March 25, 2008

Birmingham-Southern College graduates awarded top academic graduate scholarships

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College recent graduates Sara Glidewell and Maria Presley have been awarded two of five Robert W. Woodruff Scholarships for graduate study at Emory University. Woodruff Scholarships are the most prestigious academic awards offered by Emory. The two will study in the Candler School of Theology at Emory beginning in the fall.

The scholarships are named for the renowned businessman and philanthropist who was head of The Coca Cola Company for many years and a benefactor of Emory. The awards go to young men and women who have demonstrated qualities of forceful and useful character, impressive skills in communication, significant leadership and creativity in school or community, and clear potential for enriching the lives of their contemporaries at Emory. Recipients of the Woodruff Scholarships are awarded a stipend equal to the cost of full tuition and fees along with university room and board.

Glidewell, a native of Marietta, Ga., is a 2007 cum laude graduate of BSC with a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion. She is currently working in Calcutta, India, with Teresa's Hospice at the Sisters of Charity.

Presley, a native of Tupelo, Miss., is a summa cum laude 2007 graduate of BSC, also with a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion. She is currently working in Washington, D.C., with Youth Service America, a youth advocacy group.

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