gunthercanada thumbnailUAB's National Alumni Society (NAS) honored five people, including the Department of Government's Wendy Gunther Canada, at the 13th annual Alumni Leadership Recognition Awards Luncheon.

Honorees of the 2013 NAS awards. Brandy Lee, Wendy Gunther-Canada, Ph.D., Brian Cauble, Ken Jackson, Kathryn B. Freeland and Gregg Janowski (pictured left-to-right) were honored by the NAS for their personal, academic and professional achievements, service to community and philanthropy.

Gunther-Canada was awarded the Honorary Alumni Award, traditionally presented to a member of the UAB family who has made exceptional contributions to the university and its programs. She came to UAB as an assistant professor in 1993, earned the rank of associate professor in 1999, full professor in 2005, and chair in 2009. Gunther-Canada is a distinguished scholar in political philosophy, the history of ideas, women in politics and gender and citizenship. She has published on political rights, citizenship and gender politics, and she is the author of “Rebel Writer: Mary Wollstonecraft and Enlightenment Politics” and co-author of “Women, Politics and American Society.”

Read the full story, including information on the other honorees, on UAB News.