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 email@example.com, 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.
Grass-roots advocacy—The 2011 Hess Fellows at Birmingham-Southern are devoting their summer to learning about the legislative process while advocating for a cause that they are passionate about. Jennifer Commander (above) recently had a face-to-face meeting with Former President Bill Clinton during her internship at the William J. Clinton Foundation in New York City. She is assigned to the Scheduling Department, where she handles the hundreds of invitations that Clinton receives daily.
Five Hess Fellows are engaged in advocacy in Washington, D.C. Pictured in front of the White House (below, from left) are Patrick Welch (Coalition on Human Needs); Lydia Robinson, a Harrison Honors Scholar (Vital Voices Global Partnership); Kelsie Overton, a Harrison Honors Scholar (General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church); Brittany Herring (Bread for the World); and Swaroop Vitta (National Alliance to End Homelessness). The Hess Fellows Program provides stipends for BSC students to work at advocacy organizations—both nationally and internationally—that mobilize grassroots campaigns, lobby policymakers, and research pressing issues. Fourteen students, all rising juniors or seniors, were selected for the program this year.