Hilltop Photo of the Week
Welcome to Birmingham-Southern's “Hilltop Photo of the Week” webpage 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.
View the Photo of the Week archive here.
Exploring a new home by bike—Just before the beginning of the school year, Sharon Parker, director of sales for Stafford Hospitality, donated three mountain bikes on behalf of Stafford to the Ellie and Herb Sklenar Center for International Programs. The bicycles are housed at the Southern Environmental Center for use by BSC’s largest class of international students who are interested in getting to know the culture of our community and city. Shown with the bicycles are students from a variety of nations (from left to right): Ching Ma “Christy” Kwok, exchange student from Hong Kong Baptist University in China; Jungzhu “Stella” Wang, degree-seeking student from China; Rebecca Balinda, degree-seeking student from Rwanda; Xili Zhou, degree-seeking student from China; Amel Benhassen, Fulbright instructor of Arabic from Tunisia; Adrien Hebert, exchange student from the University Francois-Rabelais Tours in France; Ching Man “Samantha” Lai, exchange student from Hong Kong Baptist University in China; Chiaki Otsuka, MPPM student from Japan (in front); Yuting Liu, degree-seeking student from China (in back); Chloe Passe, exchange student from the University Francois-Rabelais Tours in France; and Haylee Fletcher, a psychology major who studied abroad this past spring at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
Panther football for a day—The Birmingham City Council took time out from its Sept. 8 meeting to recognize the Birmingham-Southern football team. As part of its “Supporting the Home Team” initiative, Birmingham Mayor William Bell and the rest of the City Council presented the Panther football team with a special resolution. Birmingham-Southern Athletics Director Joe Dean Jr. in turn presented the city with a commemorative BSC football helmet. The mayor and the nine city councilors also sported BSC football shirts for the meeting. Shown at the presentation are (from left) Dean, BSC senior defensive lineman Patrick Thomas, Mayor Bell, BSC Head Coach Eddie Garfinkle, BSC senior defensive lineman Jeremy Jones, and City Council President Roderick Royal.