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					            ALUMNI AFFAIRS

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                     Birmingham-Southern alumni from around the nation attend Alumni Association-sponsored events each year that are both
                   rewarding and fun. Here are glimpses of some local activities that took place recently:

                   The women of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority were reunited at the Young Alumni Summer Party June 24 at Birmingham’s Rojo restaurant.
                   Pictured (front row, from left) are Ashley Russell ’09 and Jeanie Sleadd ’09; (middle row, from left) are Meredith Wolfe ’09, Giselle
                   Josof ’10, Christie Wenke ’09, Lindsey Meadows ’10, and Julie St. John ’11; (back row, from left) are Christie Harris ’09, Wright
                   Wiggins ’09, and Allison Bovell ’10.

                   Attending the “Moving BSC: Forward Ever Birmingham Luncheon” Sept. 23               (From left) Judson Crump ’05, Jonathan Geisen
                   were (left to right) Rev. Keith Thompson ’83, BSC trustee; Karen McElroy Carroll    ’97, and Benjamin Wall ’92 had a great time
                   ’87, BSC trustee and president of the Alumni Association; Birmingham-Southern       July 29 at the Lawyers Affinity Group’s Summer
                   Interim President Dr. Mark S. Schantz; Alieze Roberts, parent of BSC junior         Send-off. This year’s event was hosted by Baker,
                   William “Robb” Roberts; and Tim Callahan ’70. The luncheon took place at the        Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, and Berkowitz in
                   Harbert Center in downtown Birmingham to introduce the new interim presi-           downtown Birmingham.
                   dent to a group of alumni, parents, and former parents in the Birmingham area.
                   Schantz spoke about current and future plans for the college.

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BSC announces inaugural members of Young Alumni
Advisory Council
                           Would it surprise you to learn that young    maintaining their ties to the college community.
                        alumni, those who attended BSC within the         “Young alumni are also the future members of BSC’s Executive
                        past 10 years, have significantly different      Board and Board of Trustees, so I am honored to serve as their
                        interests and expectations than older           representative to the current leaders of BSC’s alumni on the Alumni
                        alumni?                                         Association Executive Board. I am confident that ’Southern’s young
                           To help address those differing needs,       alumni will serve as an integral role in moving BSC forward to a
                        the Office of Alumni Affairs recruited           bright future, and am thrilled to be a part of that movement.”
                        some younger alumni to serve on the
                        newly formed Young Alumni Advisory                Other members of the YAAC are:
                        Council (YAAC). The council will help
Beers                   develop specific activities targeted toward        Roger Ball ’03 and Nancy Williams Ball ’04
                        encouraging other young alumni to stay            Sarah Frances Boshers ’02
connected to the college and to their college friends. They also will     Trey Cotney ’09 and Kristen Kerr Cotney ’09
work with the Office of Institutional Advancement to increase the          Adam Israel ’06 and Emily Duggan Israel ’06
giving by this segment of the alumni population.                          Carrie Kramer ’03
  Rebecca Beers ’04 has been selected to chair the inaugural council.     Wilson Nash ’07
The YAAC chair will be a voting member of the Alumni Executive            Ashley Russell ’09
Board.                                                                    David Saliba ’03 and Laura Saliba ’05
  “I am incredibly honored to lead the Young Alumni                       Danielle Ridgeway ’06
Advisory Committee and to represent the voice of BSC’s young              Christie Wenke ’09
alumni to the Executive Board,” said Beers, who resides in
Birmingham. “The YAAC is an important part of the college’s alumni        If you would be interested in helping with YAAC activities or
leadership as young alumni have the closest ties to and the freshest    events, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 205/226-4909.
memories of ’Southern and are often the most enthusiastic about

                                           EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE
                                            BSC ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

 PRESIDENT                              VP/CHAPTER AND                         CO-VPS/ENROLLMENT                 VP/REUNION AND CLASS
 Karen McElroy Carroll ’87              AFFINITY PROGRAMS                      Paul (’97) and                    ACTIVITIES             Brent Yarborough ’97                    Kim (’97) Sherk                  Karen Elise Kendrick ’85

 Jack Naramore ’78                      VP/SERVICE AND                         VP/MARKETING AND                  VP/ATHLETICS                   OUTREACH                               COMMUNICATIONS                    Terry Smiley ’94
                                        Emily Kyzer Browne ’00                 Chad Jones ’88          
 Richard Yeilding ’73                   VP/ADVANCEMENT             Mitesh Shah ’99

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