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May 20, 2010

Birmingham-Southern biology professor receives faculty award at honors ceremony

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-Dr. Leo Pezzementi, professor of biology at Birmingham-Southern College, is the recipient of the Richebourg Gaillard McWilliams Faculty Scholarship Award presented during the college's 2010 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.

Pezzementi, who joined the faculty at Birmingham-Southern in1985, holds an undergraduate degree from La Salle College in Philadelphia, Pa., and a doctorate from the State University of New York at Stony Brook

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