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March 12, 2009

Birmingham-Southern alumna awarded top academic graduate scholarship

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College recent graduate Mary Page Wilson has been awarded one of five Robert W. Woodruff Scholarships for graduate study at Emory University. Woodruff Scholarships are the most prestigious academic awards offered by Emory. She 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.

Wilson, a native of Boaz, is the daughter of Dr. David and Mary Lynn Gamble Wilson. She is currently working in Szekesfehervar, Hungary, teaching English at a secondary school.

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