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William M. Moore Jr.
was chosen
as one of the winners of Mobile
Bay’s “2012 Class of Forty Under
40.” The honorees featured have
distinguished themselves through
their leadership, professional
excellence, and community
James Drysdale
started a new job
as assistant director of admissions
communications at Maryville
College in Maryville, Tenn.
Jennifer Luck
also recently started
at Maryville as technical director for
the theatre department.
Sarah Roberts
is attending the
University of Notre Dame for a
Ph.D. in lunar petrology.
Rebecca Beers
, an attorney
with Haskell Slaughter Young &
Rediker LLC, has been elected
to the executive board of the
Young Lawyers Section of the
Birmingham Bar Association for
2013. With more than 3,000
members, the BBA is the largest
local bar association in Alabama.
When TrimTab Brewing Company
opens this summer in Birmingham,
Will Crenshaw
of Atlanta will
become its first brewer. Crenshaw
formerly worked as a brewer for
Sweetwater Brewing Co. Before
that, he completed the University
of California-Davis’s Master
Brewers Program and passed a
nine-hour examination. Crenshaw
is the first brewer in Alabama to
have graduated from the program.
Robin Parks Ennis
, a doctoral
candidate at Georgia State
University, has joined the
Representative Assembly of the
Council for Exceptional Children
(CEC). Ennis began her three-year
term as student representative on
Jan. 1, 2013. Her contributions
to CEC include serving as a
proposal reviewer for the 2012
CEC Convention & Expo and as a
guest editor for Beyond Behavior,
the magazine of the Council for
Children with Behavior Disorders.
She earned a master’s degree
in special education from the
Peabody College of Vanderbilt
Katie Holmes
has been named
program director of the Children’s
Dance Foundation in Birmingham,
leading more than 25 teaching
artists and 600 students in CDF’s
Studio and Community Partnership
Programs. She is an adjunct
faculty member at BSC.
In September,
Kate Drummond
began a dual master’s degree
program at the University of
Michigan Ross School of Business
and School of Natural Resources
and Environment.
If you’ve seen the Wendy’s
commercials featuring a cute
redhead, that’s
Morgan Smith
. She is the face of the
restaurant’s national ad campaign
and its major spokesperson. She
resides in NewYork City with her
Tamara McLeod Harper
is now
teaching private music lessons in
the Birmingham area. Harper has
established her own studio with a
focus on piano. She also leads a
jazz combo named Lady and the
Tramps as pianist and vocalist.
“We perform for corporate
events, wedding receptions, and
other special occasions,” she
Landon Rogan ’07
the drummer.
George Augustus Nelson IV
recently began his residency in
internal medicine at UAB Hospital
and hopes to complete his training
in 2014.
won the 2012
Concorso Internazionale di
Canto Lirico Francesco Albanese
(Francesco Albanese International
Singing Competition) in Naples,
Italy. Upon completing her
graduate studies at the New
England Conservatory of Music in
2008, she moved to Italy where
she has lived ever since. In the
Concorso Internazionale di Canto
Lirico, she won the “Neapolitan
Songs” category and was a finalist
in the “Opera” category.
Lucy Hamilton Daniel
from Samford University’s
McWhorter School of Pharmacy
in May 2012 with a doctor of
pharmacy (PharmD) degree.
She was accepted into one of
two positions as a postgraduate
year-one pharmacy practice
residency specializing in pediatrics
at Children’s of Alabama in
J.Wilson Nash
has joined the
law firm of Bradley Arant Boult
Cummings LLP in Birmingham
as a first-year associate. Nash
will serve as a member of the
Litigation and Construction and
Procurement practice groups.
Jennifer Turnham Nelson
started her medical residency in
dermatology at UAB Hospital and
hopes to complete her training in
Four feet and 3,100 miles
—This spring,
Boughner ’09
and his girlfriend, Sara Hooker, intend to take a
more than 3,000-mile walk. Going south to north, the two plan
to hike the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, stretching
from Mexico to Canada. They will trek rugged territory through
New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and a small part of Idaho and
Montana. They will pass through Rocky Mountain National Park
in Colorado, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, and Glacier
National Park in Montana. They plan to start in April at Crazy
Cook Monument in the Big Hatchet Game Refuge on the Mexico/
New Mexico border and end their journey in late September in
Waterton Park in Glacier National Park, a few miles across the
border in Canada. During their walk, they will make a town stop
every now and then for food and supplies, laundry chores, and to
update their trip blog at
“We both
feel the need for a big trip, and this trail will provide adventure, a
chance to escape for a while, and the experience of a lifetime,”
said Boughner.
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