A Pair of Celebrations
College of Arts and Sciences Hosts Scholarship Luncheons
The UAB College of Arts and Sciences recently recognized scholarship recipients in two areas of study.
Ten scholarships were awarded to social and behavioral science majors at a fall event. Among the donors present were Ferris Ritchey, Ph.D., the UAB National Alumni Society, and the Honorable Virginia Vinson of the UAB Pre-Law Advisory Board.
Scholarships included the Edmonds Family Scholarship; the David White Hart Prize; the Tennant and Susan McWilliams Endowed Scholarship; the M.P.A. Alumni Endowed Scholarship; the Passey Psychology Endowed Prize; Pre-Law Advisory Board Scholarships; the Annie P. & Ferris Ritchey, Sr., Endowed Scholarship in Sociology; the Lauren McLellan Sanders Endowed Scholarship; the UAB National Alumni Society Dean’s Award; and the Voytek Zubek Memorial Endowed Scholarship.
The event also honored three outstanding alumni: Edward F. Fischer, a professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University; Lisa Higginbotham, who works for the UAB faculty and staff Benevolent Fund as the employee emergency assistance program coordinator; and Patricia Todd, Alabama state representative for District 54 and associate director of AIDS Alabama in Birmingham.
At a scholarship luncheon honoring natural sciences and mathematics students on January 28, 19 scholarships were awarded. Barbara and Anthony Barnard, Brenda and Lee Baumann, Edith and Robert Bauman, the UAB National Alumni Society, Frank Iannuzzi, and Jeanne Hutchison were among the donors who attended.
Among the awards given were the Anthony and Barbara Barnard Endowed Support Fund, the Robert and Edith Bauman Endowed Scholarship in Physics, the Anne Cusic Scholarship, the Gladys Davies and George F. Brockman IV Endowed Scholarship, the Joseph M. Fontana Endowed Scholarship, the God at the Speed of Light Endowed Scholarship, the Joyce Iannuzzi Endowed Scholarship, the Daniel Jones Endowed Fund in Biology, the Jones Endowed Award for Excellence, the Robert M. Kauffmann Memorial Endowed Scholarship, the Evelyn M. and Harold C. Martin Endowed Support Fund in Biology, the O’Neil Endowed Scholarship in Mathematics, the Travis Wood Memorial Mathematics Scholarship, and the UAB National Alumni Society Dean’s Award.
Two outstanding alumni were honored as well. Charmane May is the executive vice president at Spring Hill College. She was the first computer and information sciences Ph.D. graduate at UAB in 1978. Larry DeLucas is the director of the Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering at UAB’s School of Optometry and director of the X-Ray Core Facility at UAB’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. DeLucas was a member of the crew of Space Shuttle Columbia in 1992.
Maintaining the Momentum / Summer 2010