University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) alum Brendan Rice has been awarded a President William Jefferson Clinton Hunger Leadership Award. Rice, a 21-year-old Anniston native, graduated from UAB in December 2012 with a degree in international studies.
Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox made headlines for his leadership after a tornado wrecked havoc in 2011, but his potential was recognized by the residents of the city years before the disaster. Even earlier than that, his potential was seen and applauded in the halls of the Department of Government.
Loop21 and IMPACT DC recently named Kristal Quarker one of its Top 40 Under 40 Most Influential People of Color on Capitol Hill. The 30-year-old Atmore native is a staffer for the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs and senior advisor to the committee chair on all issues related to Africa.