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May 12, 2009

Birmingham-Southern history professor receives faculty award at honors ceremony

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Victoria Ott, assistant professor of history at Birmingham-Southern College, is the recipient of the Richebourg Gaillard McWilliams Faculty Scholarship Award presented during the college's 2009 Honors Day Convocation.

The award, which includes a $2,500 cash stipend, is named for the late English professor who taught at BSC for more than 40 years. It is given to an outstanding member of the faculty based upon recommendations by his or her colleagues.

Ott, who this year advised the BSC Women in Leadership Development organization, was also recognized with the Henry C. Randall Outstanding Advisor Award. This award is given each year by the BSC Student Government Association to a faculty or staff member who has been nominated by the members of the student organization he or she advises. The award is given is memory of the late Dr. Henry Randall, a history professor who served for many years as advisor to the college's SGA.

Ott holds an undergraduate and master's degree from the University of Central Florida and a doctorate from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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