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April 26, 2012

Birmingham-Southern College to hold Honors Day Convocation May 3

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern alumna Erin Kendrick Stephenson, vice president for development at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, will draw upon her vast experience in public service as the keynote speaker at the college's 2012 Honors Day Convocation on Thursday, May 3.Birmingham-Southern alumna Erin Kendrick Stephenso

BSC students will be recognized for outstanding academic achievements and leadership roles during the convocation. Numerous awards will be handed out to both students and faculty and staff. The convocation will begin at 10 a.m. in Munger Hall Auditorium on the campus. Stephenson will speak about philanthropy and community.

Originally from Birmingham, Stephenson graduated from BSC in 2001 with a degree in English. During her time on the Hilltop, she was active in service-learning projects that took her down the road to Fairfield and halfway around the world to Cambine, Mozambique, Africa. Stephenson joined the Community Foundation staff in 2005, and since then, she has facilitated gifts totaling more than $50 million, including the largest gift ever by a donor to the foundation of $5 million.

Her professional experience also includes membership in the Rotaract Club of Birmingham and 2012 class of Leadership UAB, and she serves on the YWCA's Junior Board as well as the board of the Alabama Planned Giving Council.

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 units and demonstrations of scholarship and creative works by students and faculty.

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