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.
Passport to service—Colin Henry (pictured in front), a rising junior business major and Panther men’s basketball team member, delivers gifts of kitchenware and linens from the U.S. Department of State to a psychiatric hospital in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, during his role as an embassy intern this summer. His Russian language skills—which he acquired while attending local schools in Uzbekistan from 1996 through 2003—helped him land this paid job while living with his family there. The internship included rotations through the consular, human resources, regional security, and public affairs sections. He particularly enjoyed facilitating conversational English discussions with Uzbek students and preparing briefing papers for the U.S. Ambassador.
Floating fundraiser—Some were orange, some were green, and some were yellow. They were all made of reusable balsam wood and raced in the third annual Float Your Boat race held recently at the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Pinson. The fun-filled, family event featured a newly designed race course this year, along with food, entertainment, and prizes. More than 150 boats were sold that day and raced down the creek to benefit the preserve’s environmental education and youth outreach program. Birmingham-Southern and the college’s Southern Environmental Center, through a partnership with Freshwater Land Trust and Alabama State Lands, manage the preserve.