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April 25, 2011

Birmingham-Southern alumnus to deliver keynote address at college’s Honors Day

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern alumnus Webb Lyons, director for initiatives at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, will deliver the keynote address at the college’s Honors Day Convocation Thursday, April 28.

BSC students will be recognized for outstanding academic achievements during the annual ceremonies.  The convocation will begin at 10 a.m. in Munger Hall Auditorium.

Originally from Centre, Lyons graduated summa cum laude in political science in 2006 with a Distinction in Leadership Studies.  While a BSC student, he received the prestigious Truman Scholarship in 2005.  Lyons joined the Community Foundation staff in 2008 as community initiatives manager and became director of initiatives in 2011.

Lyons previously worked in Washington, D.C., as a Harry Truman Fellow at the Center for Law and Social Policy and then as assistant to the president at the National Alliance to End Homelessness.  He serves on the boards of One Roof, Aletheia House, and the Alabama Alliance to End Homelessness, and is the current program co-chair for Youth Leadership Forum.  In the fall, he will be attending Yale Law School.

In addition to the Honors Day Convocation, which will include a processional of graduating seniors and faculty in cap and gown, the day will feature academic awards presented to outstanding students in each of the academic areas and a demonstration of scholarship and creative works by students and faculty.

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