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.
A story worth sharing—Dr. Ben Carson (second from right), internationally known for his pioneering work as a neurosurgeon and his life story of beating the odds, was on campus April 26 to deliver Birmingham-Southern’s 2012 Alex P. Stirling Lecture. Before his speech, he attended a dinner inside the college’s Executive Dining Room with members of the Student Government Association and the Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-med honor society, administrators, and additional students. Here, he poses for a photo with some staff members of Hilltop Dining: (from left) Charles Alexander, Loretta May, and Dorothy Davis. Carson stood before a jam-packed audience of BSC students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests and gave an inspirational message about overcoming obstacles and his philosophy on life. Carson’s initials (Benjamin Solomon Carson), like the college’s, are BSC, which he mentioned at the beginning of his talk. “Well, I certainly must be in the right place,” he said jokingly. After his speech, he spent a half-hour fielding questions from the audience. Carson is full professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He has written five books, including his memoir Gifted Hands, which was turned into a movie in 2009, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. The Alex P. Stirling Lecture series is named in memory of a BSC student who died of cancer. Carson’s visit was sponsored by the SGA.
Collaborative community service—Members of Birmingham-Southern’s Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and Alpha Chi Omega sorority spent part of a weekend in April providing volunteer labor for the Christian Service Mission warehouse in downtown Birmingham. The students spent several hours sorting through the center’s donations and helping to repackage items so they could be delivered more readily to churches and other charities. “The mission played a huge role in the Pratt City community when it got hit by tornados last year, and we wanted to give back to the mission by helping them,” explained Kayla Absher, a sophomore business major from Birmingham and philanthropy chair for the sorority.