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May 26, 2009

Local residents receive scholarship award at Birmingham-Southern College

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern students Kristin Hendricks of Hueytown, Loree Killebrew of College Hills, John Norris of Anniston, and Amy Schumacher of Collierville, Tenn., are the recipients of the Turnipseed-Ikenberry Scholarship presented during the college's 2009 Honors Day Convocation. The award is presented to juniors or seniors demonstrating high academic achievement majoring in physics, mathematics, history, French or German. It is renewable for one year.

The scholarship was established by the late Dr. Ernest Ikenberry and his wife, Janice Turnipseed Ikenberry, in tribute to her ancestors. Her great-grandfather, John Walton, was a founder of Southern University at Greensboro, and her grandfather was a longtime trustee. Both her parents were graduates of the college.

Hendricks is a history major and the daughter of Tracey Smith. Killebrew is a math major and the daughter of Ronald and Hwa Killebrew. Norris is a math major and the son of John and Connie Norris. Schumacher is math major and the daughter of Kenneth and Kristine Schumacher.

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