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June 7, 2010

Area residents receive humanities awards from Birmingham-Southern College

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-A number of Birmingham-Southern students were presented humanities awards by the college during the 2010 Honors Day Convocation. Listed alphabetically by hometown, they are:

ANNISTON: James Randolph, a history major - Sam Stayer Phi Alpha Theta Award, named for the former BSC history professor who retired after more than 30 years of teaching, given annually to a graduating senior, regardless of major, who has demonstrated excellence in the study of history.

BATON ROUGE, La.: Brigette Chapman, a senior philosophy major in the BSC Harrison Honors Program - Paul Franke Award in Philosophy, given for outstanding work in philosophy in memory of the life and work of the late Paul Franke, a 1955 graduate of BSC who taught philosophy at the college from 1968-96.

BIRMINGHAM Area:
Hoover/Vestavia: Joanna Carter from Vestavia, a freshman dance major in the BSC Harrison Honors Program - Phi Sigma Iota Award for Study in French, named for the BSC chapter of the honorary and presented to outstanding students at the intermediate level of foreign language study.
Hoover/Vestavia: Brett Janich from Vestavia - J. David Fraley Award, presented annually by the faculty of history to a senior history major who has written the most distinguished paper for that year in the departmental senior seminar.
Northeast: Jennica Broom, a junior English major from Center Point - Patricia Finley Watkins Scholarship, named after the Birmingham artist and writer who was active in literary and cultural life at BSC and presented to juniors or seniors who exhibit a strong desire and talent to become writers.
Northeast: Kimberly Farris from Morris, a senior English major in the BSC Harrison Honors Program - Richebourg Gaillard McWilliams English Award, named for the late English professor who taught at BSC more than 40 years and given for literary study that exhibits unusual personal engagement, industry, and intellectual growth.
Northeast: Angela Isom, a sophomore educational services major from Trussville - Phi Sigma Iota Award for Study in Spanish, named for the BSC chapter of the honorary, and presented to outstanding students at the intermediate level of foreign language study.
South: Bradford Stockdale, a senior philosophy major from Mountain Brook - Paul Franke Award in Philosophy, given for outstanding work in philosophy in memory of the life and work of the late Paul Franke, a 1955 graduate of BSC who taught philosophy at the college from 1968-96.

BOZEMAN, Mont.: Sarah McCune, a junior English major - Patricia Finley Watkins Scholarship, named after the Birmingham artist and writer who was active in literary and cultural life at BSC and presented to juniors or seniors who exhibit a strong desire and talent to become writers.

CHILDERSBURG: Jacob Williams, a religion major - American Bible Society Award, presented to seniors who have done outstanding work in Biblical studies.

DECATUR: Zachary Guyse, a history major in the BSC Harrison Honors Program - The Henry C. Randall Scholarship, presented to a senior history major and created to honor the late Dr. Henry C. Randall, BSC professor emeritus of history, who taught at the college from 1957-89, by his former student and BSC alumnus Kenneth Ingram Jr.

DECATUR: Meredith Wiggins, a senior English major in the BSC Harrison Honors Program - Richebourg Gaillard McWilliams English Award, named for the late English professor who taught at BSC more than 40 years and given for literary study that exhibits unusual personal engagement, industry, and intellectual growth.

HIXSON, Tenn.: Allison Bovell, a senior religion major - Wyness T. Saenger Travel Award, named for the late Methodist minister and educator, presented to a student preparing for service in the ministry of the United Methodist Church and includes $2,000 to be applied toward a tour of the Bible lands under leadership that will result in a Christian oriented educational experience.

HUNTSVILLE: Allison Herren, a senior art major in the BSC Harrison Honors Program - Fred B. Joyner Award, created in memory of the distinguished BSC history professor and alumnus by his wife and given to a junior or senior who has demonstrated superior performance in the study of history.

TUPELO, Miss.: Lydia Rice, a senior Spanish major - Dorothy C. Ward Scholar, presented by the modern foreign language faculty to recognize a student at the advanced level of language study who has shown special insight in understanding literature as an expression of culture and artistic genius and named for the late professor of German who taught at the college for nearly 40 years.

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