October 09, 2015

Allie David and Chirag Patel named winners of 34th annual Mr. and Ms. UAB Scholarship Competition

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ms uab 2015 groupFrom left: Piyush Borse, Emilee Anders, Allie David and Chirag PatelAllie David of Vestavia and Chirag Patel of Enterprise have been named Mr. and Ms. UAB in one of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s oldest Homecoming traditions.

Emilee Anders of Owens Cross Roads and Piyush Borse of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, were named first alternates in the scholarship competition.

The winners of the 34th annual Mr. and Ms. UAB Scholarship Competition were announced at UAB’s Hoops on the Haasephalt event 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. The 10 finalists were selected through two rounds of interviews and a student vote, held during Homecoming Week.

David, 20, is a sophomore majoring in communications studies with a concentration in broadcasting in the College of Arts and Sciences. She 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.

Patel, 20, is a junior majoring in biomedical sciences on a pre-med track. He is in the UAB Honors College’s Experiential Learning Scholar Program. Patel 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 University Student Government Association vice president of finance. Patel is the son of Yogesh and Bharti Patel.

Anders, 20, is a junior 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 USGA CAS senator and a general chemistry teaching assistant. She is the daughter of Tony Anders and Wendy Anders.

Borse, 19, is a junior 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.