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The winners of the 34th annual Mr. and Ms. UAB Scholarship Competition will be announced at UAB’s Hoops on the Haasephalt event set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, on the Campus Green.
Sponsored by the UAB National Alumni Society, the competition recognizes outstanding male and female students on campus who have demonstrated scholastic achievement, leadership, campus and community involvement, and overall enthusiasm for UAB.
The winners of the Mr. and Ms. UAB competition will each receive a $2,500 scholarship and serve as ambassadors of UAB in the coming year. The first alternates will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. Finalists are selected through two rounds of interviews and a student vote, which is held during Homecoming Week.
The 2015 Ms. UAB finalists:
Emilee Anders, 20, is a junior from Owens Cross Roads majoring in neuroscience. She is in the UAB Honors College’s Experiential Learning Scholar Program and is a member of the Fast Track Master of Public Health program. Anders is a UAB Golden Girl, a University Student Government AssociationCollege of Arts and Sciences senator, and a general chemistry teaching assistant. She is the daughter of Tony Anders and Wendy Anders.
Brystin Arnold, 20, is a junior from Mobile majoring in public health with a global health concentration. She is a recipient of the International Baccalaureate Candidate Scholarship. She is a 2015 orientation leader, a 2015-2016 resident assistant and a member of the Iota Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She is the daughter of Wanda Arnold and Arthur Reed.
Allie David, 20, is a sophomore from Vestavia majoring in communications studies with a concentration in broadcasting. David is on the Dean’s list and is vice president of Best Buddies at UAB and a student mentor at the University Academic Success Center. David is DJ Allie D on UAB Student Media’s Blaze Radio. She is the daughter of Larry and Lisa David.
Neena John, 20, is a junior from Collierville, Tennessee, majoring in chemistry. She is a recipient of a Blazer Elite Scholarship, is in the UAB Honors College’s Experiential Learning Scholar Program and is in the Chemistry Scholars Program. She is vice president of operations of Alpha Gamma Delta, director of spirit and traditions for the University Programs Board, and is vice president of recruitment for the College Panhellenic Council. She is the daughter of John Oommen and Susan John.
Tiffany Ann Reed, 20, is a junior from Harvest majoring in early childhood and elementary education. She has been on the President’s list each year at UAB, and this year received the UAB School of Education Stewart Teacher Scholarship Award. She is a UAB Trailblazer, a member of the UAB Student Alumni Society Leadership Team and president of Kappa Delta Epsilon Education Honor Society. She is the daughter of Darrell and Lori Reed.
The 2015 Mr. UAB finalists:
Piyush Borse, 19, is a junior from Ocean Springs, Mississippi, majoring in neuroscience. He is a member of the UAB Honors College’s University Honors Program and the CAS Undergraduate Neuroscience Program. He is a UAB Ambassador, Trailblazer and Goin’ Green Orientation leader. He is the son of Sandesh and Sunita Borse.
Allen Mao, 20, is a junior from Florence majoring in chemistry, with a biochemistry concentration. He is a recipient of UAB’s Presidential Scholarship, is in the UAB Honors College’s Experiential Learning Scholar Program and is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. He is a teaching assistant for the Chemistry Scholars Program, a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon and executive secretary for the Interfraternity Council. He is the son of Vivian Mao.
Chirag Patel, 20, is a junior from Enterprise majoring in biomedical sciences on a pre-med track. He was a Mr. UAB finalist in 2014 and is the recipient of a Student Alumni Society Scholarship. He is executive director of the University Programs Board, president of Pi Kappa Phi and the USGA vice president of finance. Patel is the son of Yogesh and Bharti Patel.
Emmanual Talley, 20, is a junior from Pleasant Grove majoring in accounting. He is vice president of the Iota Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., which was named 2015 chapter of the year. He was awarded the fraternity’s Education Foundation Scholarship, making him the first person in his chapter’s history to receive this national scholarship. Talley is a student in the UAB Honors College, is a resident assistant and is a brother-at-large for the Eta Beta Chapter of Phi Sigma Pi Honors Fraternity Inc. He is the son of Debra Talley and David Talley III.
Eli Ussery, 19, is a sophomore from Columbus, Georgia, majoring in industrial distribution. He is a pre-med student in the UAB Honors College. He was awarded Orientation Leader of the Year and is a recipient of the Charles and Patsy Collat Endowed Scholarship. Ussery is a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity and the Catholic Student Association. He is the son of Brent and Gina Ussery.