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.
Reeling them in for BSC—Matt Oliver (left), a rising sophomore pre-engineering major from Gardendale, and Tim Trockenbrot, a rising senior business major from Roswell, Ga., members of Birmingham-Southern’s Bass Fishing Team, recently finished No. 48 out of 200 boats competing in the Boat U.S. Collegiate Championship Tournament held at Lake Pickwick in Florence, Ala. The BSC team caught the limit of 10 fish over the two-day tournament weighing a total of 22.27 pounds. More importantly, Oliver won the “Biggest Fish Award” for the tournament by boating a 6.51-pound bass. The tournament will be televised on the NBC Sports Network on June 18, and will feature the “Big Fish Award” as well as possible fishing action on Day 1 from the BSC boat.
Memorial dedication—The Southern Environmental Center (SEC) at Birmingham-Southern College recently dedicated the Catherine Sims EcoScape at 908 Highland Road in Homewood. Sims was a 1938 BSC alumna and was affectionately known as the “Plant Lady of Edgewood.” In her will, she stipulated that her property be deeded to the City of Homewood with the provision that it be utilized as a botanical garden. After an extended labor of love, the SEC has transformed Sims’ five city lots back to much of their former glory. State Rep. Paul DeMarco, Homewood Mayor Scott McBrayer, and about 30 local residents were on hand for the event. Pictured (l to r) are Homewood City Council Member David Hooks; McBrayer; Kimberly Sharkins, who manages the Sims Advised Fund; and Erin Kendrick Stephenson ’01 of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. This is the 12th project completed by the SEC.