Page 12 - 'Southern Magazine - Summer 2012

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A Year in the Life
Engaged Students
t Birmingham-Southern, it’s all about
the students. And this year, their accom-
plishments were many, from taking the
first-place trophy at a regional physics competition
to an award-winning musical score. Here are just a
few of the impressive feats our students achieved:
Faith Munford
a history major and Harrison
Honors Scholar from Irondale, received the
Rushton Scholarship for the 2011-12 freshman
class at BSC. As the college’s preeminent
scholarship, it covers tuition, room and board,
fees, and an annual stipend. The award honors
Col. William James Rushton and his wife,
Elizabeth Perry Rushton.
Steven Carter
won a competitive Conference
Experience for Undergraduates Award and
participated in the 2011 fall meeting of the
Divisions of Nuclear Physics of the American
Physical Society in October in East Lansing,
Mich. As a physics and mathematics double
major and Turnipseed-Ikenberry Scholar
from Enterprise, Carter presented his poster
First Measurement of Statistical Gamma-ray
Transitions in
Sr at TUNL via Inelastic Neutron
Scattering” at the meeting.
Sarah McCune
an English major from
Bozeman, Mont., participated in the Forum of
the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations in
Doha, Qatar, in December, with a number of
renowned dignitaries. McCune attended the
Doha Pre-Forum with 400 youth from around
the world and moderated one of its plenary
The BSC Math Team (
Ed Fay
Steven Carter
TR Geng
the championship at the 2012 Mathematical
Association of America Southeastern Section’s
Math Jeopardy Contest in March, where 35
collegiate teams competed.
Meghan Ford
of Birmingham, a music
composition major, took top honors at the
Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s “Inspired by
Music” student composition competition in
February. Ford’s winning work for violin, piano,
oboe and spoken word titled “Islands and
Inlets” was premiered by the ASO in a concert.
McGinty Chilcutt
violin), a biology major
from West Point, Miss., and
Iris Reddick
Rose Reddick
cello and piano), both music
majors from Memphis, won BSC’s Whittington
Music Competition in December and earned
the unique opportunity to perform with a full
orchestra. The contest is named for Frances
and Dorsey Whittington, lead instructors in the
Birmingham Conservatory of Music, which later
became BSC’s music department.
Faith Munford
Meghan Ford
rehearses her