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May 26, 2009

Cleveland, Tenn., native receives Birmingham-Southern College theatre scholarship

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College junior Abigail Gatlin of Cleveland, Tenn. received the Mary Jean Parson Scholarship during the college's 2009 Honors Day Convocation.

The scholarship is awarded to a female student demonstrating a significant interest in theatre and is selected by the BSC theatre faculty.

The award is in memory of the late BSC alumna who worked in New York City for ABC Network for 15 years producing the Jimmy Dean Show and Guy Lombardo Special. She later moved to Birmingham and became the executive director of the city's Broadway Series.

Gatlin, a music major, is the daughter of Steve and Connie Gatlin.

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