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2018 Mr Ms UAB OnlineWith its start in 1981, the Mr. & Ms. UAB Scholarship Competition is one of UAB's oldest Homecoming traditions. The winners of the 2018 scholarship competition were announced during halftime of the Homecoming game on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Henry Kendrick of Shelby County and Khushee Modi of Helena have been named Mr. and Ms. UAB. First alternates in the competition are Sawyer Summers of Fairhope and Anna Virginia Jones of Memphis, Tennessee.

The scholarship competition is presented by the UAB National Alumni Society.

Kendrick, 21, the son of Stovall Kendrick and Tamera Kendrick, is a junior majoring in biology in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is in the UAB Honors College’s University Honors Program, is a recipient of Dr. Heidi Humphrey’s Eagle Scout Scholarship, and is on the president’s and dean’s lists. Kendrick is an orientation leader coordinator, a research assistant and a chemistry lab teaching assistant. He is a volunteer at Whatley Health Services, a dental clinic for the underserved population. In summer 2019, he will bike across the country to raise awareness and funds for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Modi, 20, the daughter of Jay and Shetal Modi, is a sophomore majoring in medical industrial distribution in the Collat School of Business. She is the recipient of the Greenlee Industrial Distribution Scholarship and is on the fall 2017 and spring 2018 Dean’s List. She is a UAB orientation leader, a member of Alpha Xi Delta Theta Phi Chapter and an Athletics hostess. Modi is a volunteer with Into the Streets through UAB and has volunteered at “BOO at the ZOO” Sensory Inclusion Night.

Alternate OnlineSummers, 21, a junior majoring in medical industrial distribution, is the son of Gregory Summers and Sonja Summers. He is a UAB Trailblazer, is in the UAB Honors College’s Global and Community Leadership Honors Program, is a member of business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma, is a business student leader and a peer mentor.

Jones, 21, the daughter of Carol Jones and Thomas Jones, is a junior majoring in neuroscience in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is in the UAB Honors College’s Personalized Pathway and earned UAB Presidential Honors in fall 2016, spring 2017, fall 2017 and spring 2018. She is on the UAB TrailBlazer leadership team, is a UAB Undergraduate Neuroscience Ambassador and is director of leadership for Alpha Gamma Delta. She won third place in the UAB Undergraduate Video Research Awards. She is a Birmingham VA Hospital ambassador, women’s health care chaperone and American Red Cross Mid-Alabama Chapter volunteer.

The competition finalists were:

Molly Clay, 20, of Rome, Georgia, daughter of Michelle Clay and Marc Clay, a junior in the UAB Honors College’s Personalized Pathway majoring in psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Vishwadha Gunda, 20, of Montgomery, daughter of Vikram and Jyothi Gunda, a junior in the UAB Honors College’s Global and Community Leadership Honors Program majoring in philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Sharan Kaur, 20, of Ardmore, Alabama, son of Rama Kaur and the late Gomez Singh, a junior in the UAB Honors College’s Global and Community Leadership Honors Program majoring in biology in CAS and public health in the School of Public Health.

Tyler Huang, 19, of Fayette, Alabama, daughter of Dong and Tong Huang, a sophomore in the UAB Honors College’s University Honors Program majoring in neuroscience.

Nicholas Arnold, 20, of Mansfield, Ohio, son of Tammy Stroud and Jeff Stroud, a junior in the UAB Honors College’s Global and Community Leadership Honors Program majoring in psychology, pre-med.

Yazen Shihab, 20, of Montgomery, son of Suha and John Crow, a junior in the UAB honors College’s Science and Technology Honors Program majoring in neuroscience.

The winners of the Mr. & Ms. UAB competition each receive $2,500 scholarships and serve as ambassadors of UAB and on the Student Alumni Society Leadership Council in the coming year. The first alternates each receive a $1,000 scholarship. The 10 finalists were selected through an interview process at the Alumni House on Thursday, September 27, 2018. The winners are chosen through an additional round of interviews and a student vote, held during Homecoming Week.

Complete List of Mr. & Ms. UAB Winners

2017

Mr. UAB: Ryan Wong
Ms. UAB: Yulianna Jimenez

2016

Mr. UAB: Eli Ussery
Ms. UAB: Isabella Mak

2015

Mr. UAB: Chirag Patel
Ms. UAB: Allie David

2014

Mr. UAB: John Chancellor
Ms. UAB: Candy Mosley

2013

Mr. UAB: Zachary Hughes
Ms. UAB: Deidra Atkinson

2012

Mr. UAB: Kevin Jiang
Ms. UAB: Deepa Etikala

2011

Mr. UAB: Mallick Hossain
Ms. UAB: Elizabeth Simbek

2010

Mr. UAB: Daniel B. Pierce
Ms. UAB: Nishita Baxi

2009

Mr. UAB: Andrew J. Stone
Ms. UAB: Claire E. Sands

2008

Mr. UAB: Pratik Talati
Ms. UAB: Anna C. Lloyd

2007

Mr. UAB: Rodney Dixon Dorand
Ms. UAB: Riley S. Carpenter

2006

Mr. UAB: Cedric D. Harville, II
Ms. UAB: Maurine Speake Batson

2005

Mr. UAB: Ankit Patel
Ms. UAB: Elizabeth Pham

2004

Mr. UAB: David R. Shulman
Ms. UAB: Barbara H. Agricola

2003

Mr. UAB: Jason Scott Fletcher
Ms. UAB: Jessica Lemons

2002

Mr. UAB: Kiran H. Lagisetty
Ms. UAB: Juanita Titrud Heersink

2001

Mr. UAB: Nathaniel Lane Wade
Ms. UAB: Rayna Dyck

2000

Mr. UAB: James F. Williams, Jr.
Ms. UAB: Karen Leigh Samples

1999

Mr. UAB: Warren T. Jones
Ms. UAB: Karmie Johnson

1998

Mr. UAB: Neelaksh K. Varshney
Ms. UAB: Andrea Brinley Kimbrough

1997

Mr. UAB: Vandarian Dubose
Ms. UAB: Laura Slovensky Hollis

1996

Mr. UAB: Joshua B. Hill
Ms. UAB: Tamula Patterson

1995

Mr. UAB: John A. Jennings
Ms. UAB: Sarah C. Latham

1994

Mr. UAB: Wyndall Ivey
Ms. UAB: G. Kelly Wright

1993

Mr. UAB: Christopher Arnold
Ms. UAB: Snehal Khatri

1992

Mr. UAB: Brian Austin Oakes
Ms. UAB: Pamela Lynn Pilcher

1991

Mr. UAB: Edwin Weiyan Yeh
Ms. UAB: Junie P. Richard

1990

Mr. UAB: Norman Claro Guillen
Ms. UAB: Joy Belinda Alder

1989

Mr. UAB: Michael O'Neil McCutcheon
Ms. UAB: Regina N. Phillips

1988

Mr. UAB: Bryan Casey Jones
Ms. UAB: Lisa Ann Kitchen Dearaujo

1987

Mr. UAB: John Denson Harden
Ms. UAB: Sylvia D. Billingsley Strothers

1986

Mr. UAB: Charlie W. Priest, Jr.
Ms. UAB: Tami Puchta

1985

Mr. UAB: Andre Ronald Nunn
Ms. UAB: Susan E. Gattis

1984

Mr. UAB: Rodney O. Tucker
Ms. UAB: Becky Anthony

1983

Mr. UAB: W. James Aderhold
Ms. UAB: Nena Beth Morris

1982

Mr. UAB: Ron Kleinman
Ms. UAB: Debbie Jo Severin

1981

Mr. UAB: David Norman Bolus
Ms. UAB: Konda K. Campbell