UAB’s Camille Armstrong Memorial Scholarship Step Show is Feb. 9

Presented by the Black Student Awareness Committee, the Step Show assembles the best talent in the Southeast.

StepshowJoomlaStudents will perform and raise money for scholarships at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Saturday, Feb. 9, during the 29th annual Camille Armstrong Memorial Scholarship Step Show.

Presented by the Black Student Awareness Committee, the Step Show assembles the best talent in the Southeast and draws hundreds of audience members supporting teams from the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Step teams are selected for inclusion and hail from various universities in the Southeast to compete for cash prizes.

Comedian Funny Maine will host this year’s show, which will feature original performances from members of the Divine Nine and several UAB Greek chapters, including Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho and Kappa Alpha Psi.

Theater doors will open at 6 p.m., and the Step Show starts at 7 p.m. in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Pre-sale tickets are $20 general admission, $17 for UAB students, and $15 for students in fraternities and sororities. Tickets purchased the day of the event are $25, $20 and $17, respectively. A special $15 ticket price is available for the first 200 tickets sold.

Tickets can be purchased at the UAB Ticket Office, at the Alys Stephens Center Box Office and online. The money raised from ticket sales will aid in keeping the scholarship alive for future deserving students. 

This year’s scholarship awardees will be Morgan Richardson with a $2,500 scholarship, Darrell Forte with a $1,500 scholarship and Monike Titus with a $1,000 scholarship. The students will be recognized at the Step Show on Feb. 9.

Camille Yvette Armstrong was a UAB student majoring in political science with plans of graduation in 1986. Months before receiving her degree, she died in a motor vehicle accident. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., served as a UAB Ambassador and was best described as “a hardworking, dedicated student.” To preserve the memory of her service and love for UAB, a scholarship was established in her honor and, since 1992, has been presented each year in her name to deserving African-American undergraduate students with career aspirations in law.