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May 12, 2009

Birmingham-Southern College business graduate students receive achievement awards

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern graduate student James America of Hoover is the recipient of the Dyson-Wagnon Masters Academic Honor Award presented during the college's 2009 Honors Day Convocation.

The award, named after former BSC staff members David Dyson and Constance Wagnon, recognizes a student in the college's Master of Arts in Public and Private Management program who has achieved the highest grade-point average.

America is employed at U.S. Pipe and Foundry Company in Birmingham.

Denise McGill of Northern Shelby was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, an international honor society open to students in business related fields and recognizes those whose demonstrate outstanding performance in undergraduate and graduate work in business and accounting.

McGill is employed at Children's Hospital in Birmingham.

Both America, who was also inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, and McGill will graduate from the MPPM program May 17.

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