Photo of the Week
Welcome to Birmingham-Southern's “Hilltop Photo of the Week” web page and archives. Each week at this site, we'll feature a photo that depicts some aspect of life on the Hilltop campus, along with brief information about what is taking place in the Photo of the Week.
The college welcomes submissions to be considered for the Hilltop Photo of the Week. Scanned or digital photos can be e-mailed to the Office of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org, or photographic prints may be sent through campus mail to Box 549004. Please limit photo submissions to those that depict some aspect of the BSC experience, and be sure to identify what is taking place in the photo, along with location and people involved.
A photo or two
October has been a busy month on the Birmingham-Southern campus, and this week, we again feature two photos.
Presidential birthday bash—The Birmingham-Southern campus community recently pulled off a surprise 60th birthday party for President David Pollick. The Oct. 12 celebration included this humorous pink flamingo lawn greeting, trays of white-frosted cupcakes, and an impersonation of Marilyn Monroe's famous “Happy Birthday, Mr. President,” sung during JFK's 45th birthday tribute. First Lady Karen Bentley-Pollick also was on hand at the celebration impersonating Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Pollick e-mailed the campus community later that day with this note: “I would like to thank all of you who so kindly joined in wishing me a happy birthday. I was both wonderfully surprised and very pleased. Thank you. And to the SGA and those who assisted in my being ‘flamingoed,' that was a first for me—and I loved it.”
Fashion for scholarships—The Linly Heflin 2007 Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show, held recently at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Birmingham, featured several student dancers and models from Birmingham-Southern. BSC students who participated in the show (pictured left to right) were Anais Plasketes, Sirena Wang, Jonathan Collins, Nell Heflin, Liz Cochran, and Leigh Anne Ervin. Ruth Henry, professor of dance at BSC, served as music and model choreographer for this year's event. The luncheon and fashion show is an annual fundraiser for the Linly Heflin Unit, supported by BSC, which provides scholarships for young women who attend colleges and universities in Alabama.