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May 20, 2008

Area residents receive education awards from

Birmingham-Southern College

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—A number of Birmingham-Southern students were presented awards by the college's Department of Education during the 2008 Honors Day Convocation. Listed by hometown and award, they are:

BIRMINGHAM Area:
Hoover/Vestavia: Lindsay Creighton of North Shelby, a senior elementary/collaborative education major – Louise H. Branscomb Award, giving to a rising senior in the teacher education program who demonstrates a commitment to teaching youth and named in memory of Birmingham's first female physician, who also was a church and civic leader, advocate for social justice, and honorary BSC alumna.

CARROLLTON: Janelle P. Alexander, a senior interdisciplinary English/theatre arts major – Phyllis M. Nielson Senior Book Award, given to outstanding seniors majoring in education and named after the late BSC education professor.

CLAYTON: Reba M. Ross, a senior elementary/collaborative education major – Betty J. Poole Senior Award for Excellence in Collaborative Teaching, presented to outstanding students in the collaborative education program, which includes elementary and special education, and named after the late BSC collaborative education professor.

COLUMBUS, Miss.: Kathleen L. Coleman, a senior elementary/collaborative education major – Kappa Delta Epsilon National Award, given by the national chapter of the honorary to an outstanding education major.

FAIRHOPE: Alexandra K. Raber, a sophomore elementary/collaborative education major – Betty J. Poole Junior Award for Excellence in Collaborative Teaching, given to rising juniors in collaborative education who demonstrate outstanding performance in working with special needs students and named after the late BSC collaborative education professor.

HIXSON, Tenn.: Megan J. Rybolt, a senior math major – Louise H. Branscomb Award, giving to a rising senior in the teacher education program who demonstrates a commitment to teaching youth and named in memory of Birmingham's first female physician, who also was a church and civic leader, advocate for social justice, and honorary BSC alumna.

LEEDS: Audrey J. Musgrove, a senior interdisciplinary English/theatre arts major – Phyllis M. Nielson Senior Book Award, given to outstanding seniors majoring in education and named after the late BSC education professor.

NASHVILLE, Tenn.: Julia A. Crownover, a junior elementary/collaborative education major – Phyllis M. Nielson Senior Book Award, given to outstanding seniors majoring in education and named after the late BSC education professor.

PRATTVILLE: Laura M. Baughman, a senior elementary/collaborative education major – Phyllis M. Nielson Senior Book Award, given to outstanding seniors majoring in education and named after the late BSC education professor.



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