A Natural Connection
The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 2009 Scholarship Luncheon
More than 100 students were recognized at the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Scholarship and Awards Luncheon on January 22, 2009. Distinguished UAB alumni, including superintendent of Tuscaloosa City Schools Joyce Levey, Ph.D.; one of the Birmingham Business Journal’s 2008 Top 40 Under 40 business leaders, attorney Stephen Walsh; and Dr. Marc Slattery, professor at the University of Mississippi, also were honored at the event.
After a welcome by Dean Lowell Wenger, Ph.D., UAB President Carol Garrison spoke. “Just over 100 such students received natural science and math scholarships this year,” she said. “These students are taught and mentored by a top-notch faculty conducting groundbreaking research around campus and, indeed, around the globe. They are working alongside Antarctic explorers, physicists creating diamonds in the laboratory, and chemists developing new materials that could revolutionize health care. That UAB can boast such talented, motivated students and alumni is due in large part to the generous support and involvement of this community.”
The scholarships awarded included the Anthony& Barbara Barnard Endowed Award in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences and the Anthony Barnard Endowed Support Fund, the Robert & Edith Bauman Endowed Scholarship in Physics, the Gladys Davies and George F. Brockman IV Endowed Scholarship, the Joseph M. Fontana Endowed Scholarship in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, the God at the Speed of Light Endowed Scholarship, the Joyce Iannuzzi Endowed Scholarship for Computer Science and Technology, the Daniel Jones Endowed Student Research Support Fund in the Department of Biology, the Warren and Bobbie Jones Endowed Award for Excellence, the Robert M. Kauffman Memorial Endowed Scholarship, the Evelyn M. and Harold C. Martin Endowed Support Fund, the O’Neil Endowed Scholarship in Mathematics, and the Travis Wood Memorial Endowed Scholarship in the Department of Mathematics.