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April 12, 2013

Birmingham-Southern alumna to speak at Honors Day Convocation May 2

Birmingham-Southern alumna Camille SpratlingBIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern alumna Camille Spratling, executive director of Birmingham's Railroad Park, will be the keynote speaker at the college’s 2013 Honors Day Convocation on Thursday, May 2.

BSC students will be recognized for outstanding academic achievements and leadership roles during the convocation, and numerous awards will be handed out to both students and faculty and staff. The convocation will begin at 10 a.m. in Munger Auditorium.

A Birmingham native, Spratling is a 1998 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of BSC with a degree in French and also earned her master's in public and private management (MPPM) from the college in 2007.

She has a broad background with Birmingham-area entities, having also worked for the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce, Children’s Hospital (now Children's of Alabama), and Birmingham-Southern. In 2010, Spratling was hired by Railroad Park, having formerly served as a board member of the park’s foundation. She currently serves on the boards of Operation New Birmingham and the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA).

Spratling was recently accepted into the 2012-13 class of Leadership Birmingham, and was honored by the Birmingham metro chapter of the NAACP with a 2012 Community Service Award. Earlier this year, the Birmingham Business Journal named her one of the "Top 40 Under 40," recognizing her as one of Birmingham’s best and brightest young professionals

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.

About Birmingham-Southern College:

Birmingham-Southern College is a four-year, private liberal arts institution in Birmingham, Ala., founded in 1856 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It enrolls about 1,200 students from more than 30 states and 16 foreign countries. Learn more online at www.bsc.edu.