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June 3, 2008

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 2008 Honors Day Convocation. Listed by hometown and award, they are:

BIRMINGHAM Area:

Hoover/Vestavia: Erin C. Montgomery of Hoover, a senior biological chemistry 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.

Hoover/Vestavia: Benjamin B. Lewellyn of Hoover, a senior history major – J. David Fraley Award, presented annually by the faculty of history to a senior history major whose has written the most distinguished paper for that year in the departmental senior seminar.

South: Kimberly Nicole White of Homewood, a sophomore undeclared major – Phi Sigma Iota Award for Study in Spanish, named for the BSC chapter of the honorary, and presented to outstanding students at the intermediate level of foreign language study.

South: Claire L. Burgess of Homewood, a senior English 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.

BOAZ: Mary P. Wilson, 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.

DULUTH, Minn.: Nathan R. Handley, a senior biological chemistry major – Paul Franke Award in Philosophy, given for outstanding work in philosophy. Given in memory of the life and work of the late Paul Franke, a 1955 graduate of BSC who taught philosophy at the college from 1968-96.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.: Forrest C. Boughner, a senior history major – The Henry C. Randall Scholarship, created to honor the late Dr. Henry C. Randall, BSC professor emeritus of History, who taught at the college from 1957-‘89, by his former student and BSC alumnus Kenneth Ingram Jr. The scholarship is presented to a history major in his/her senior year.

GAINESVILLE, Ga.: Eileen G. Dyer, a senior religion major – American Bible Society Award, presented to seniors who have done outstanding work in Biblical studies.

HARRISBURG, Pa.: Emma M. Corey, a senior religion major – American Bible Society Award, presented to seniors who have done outstanding work in Biblical studies.

JASPER: Elizabeth D. Wilson, a senior English major – English Award for Achievement in Literary Studies, presented for study of literature that exhibits both achievement and depth of understanding.

LEXINGTON, Ky.: Alyssa L. Briggs, a freshman undeclared major – Phi Sigma Iota Award for Study in French, named for the BSC chapter of the honorary, and presented to outstanding students at the intermediate level of foreign language study.

MADISON: Meredith R. Cheney, 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.

PANAMA CITY, Fla.: Philip S. Grantland, a senior religion major – American Bible Society Award, presented to seniors who have done outstanding work in Biblical studies.

SYLVANIA: Whitney A. Glover, a senior theatre arts major – Patricia Finley Watkins Scholarship, named after the Birmingham artist and writer who was active in literary and cultural life at BSC, presented to juniors or seniors who exhibit a strong desire and talent to become writers.

WETUMPKA: Clark D. Weber, a junior computer science major – Patricia Finley Watkins Scholarship, named after the Birmingham artist and writer who was active in literary and cultural life at BSC, presented to juniors or seniors who exhibit a strong desire and talent to become writers.

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