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History Birmingham-Southern College is the result of a merger of Southern University, founded in Greensboro, Ala., in 1856, with Birmingham College, opened in 1898 in Birmingham, Ala. These two institutions were consolidated on May 30, 1918, under the name of Birmingham-Southern College. Since that time, Birmingham-Southern has grown rapidly and is now a fully accredited institution in every way.

QuickFacts The College: Four-year, private liberal arts college founded in 1856 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

Enrollment: More than 1,400 students from 29 states and 21 foreign countries.

Academics: Five bachelor’s degrees in more than 35 programs of study, in addition to interdisciplinary and specially individualized majors. Master’s degrees in Public and Private Management and Music. Academic calendar of two semesters and a January Interim Term, which is an intensive program of experiential learning that offers students unique opportunities to be further enriched through on- and off-campus projects, independent study or research, foreign study experiences, and challenging and unusual internships.

Faculty: More than 92 percent of full-time faculty members hold the doctoral degree or highest degree in their field. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12-to-1.

Innovative Curriculum: New general education plan known as Foundations expands the college’s liberal arts mission to address the talents and skills students will need to be successful in an increasingly complex and technological society. This innovative plan provides students with the best mix of broad as well as in-depth learning experiences in the liberal arts, while emphasizing the importance of the first-year experience. Special Programs: Interim Term, Honors Program, Leadership Studies, Service Learning, Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum, and Study Abroad, in addition to a wide range of internships and undergraduate research opportunities. National Honor Societies: Sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa, and home to 20 other honorary or professional societies in various academic areas. One of only six National Liberal Arts Colleges with both Phi Beta Kappa designation and AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation.

Campus: 192 wooded acres three miles west of downtown Birmingham, Ala. Some 45 buildings/ facilities, including more than 25 new facilities/structures, additions, or renovations completed since 1976. New facilities since 1998 include campus center, fitness center, 100,000 square-foot science center, and a new Fraternity Row. In addition, renovation completed in 2002 turned an existing residence hall into the Bill and Lyndra Daniel Residence Hall featuring three- and four-bedroom suites for male students, and renovation completed in spring 2003 converted the existing Phillips Science Building into a Humanities Center to accommodate the academic needs of the college’s Division of Humanities. Intercollegiate Athletics: NCAA Division I and Big South Conference sports of men’s and women’s basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, and tennis; men’s baseball; and women’s softball, volleyball, and rifle. Activities: Intramural sports; 13 national fraternity and sorority chapters; musical groups, including three choirs; dance; dramatics; school newspaper, yearbook, and literary magazine; and more than 80 student organizations. Financial Aid: More than $19 million in federal, state, and institutional programs, including scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study. More than 98 percent of students receive some form of financial aid.


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Birmingham-Southern College provides a liberal arts education of distinctive quality. The college challenges students to think independently, to examine the arts and sciences aesthetically and critically, and to communicate clearly. It fosters the advancement of scholarship, personal and resourceful learning, and comprehensive advising. The total educational experience at Birmingham-Southern College focuses on individual students and their intellectual and ethical development, and offers opportunities for spiritual and physical well-being. The academic program challenges students to understand a range of disciplines and requires the in-depth study of one. The college is distinguished by a dedicated faculty, undergraduate scholarship and research, Interim Term, leadership studies and service-learning, cross-cultural opportunities, on- and off-campus mentor relationships, and by graduate education within a liberal arts context. Birmingham-Southern College operates under the auspices of the Alabama-West Florida and North Alabama Conferences of The United Methodist Church, with its most responsible service to the church being to perform its educational mission with distinction.




Chairman of the Board W. Michael Atchison (left) and BSC President Dr. Neal R. Berte discuss development of the campus grounds.

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Mission Accomplished: A Year of Challenges and Celebrations It has indeed been a year of challenges—not only for Birmingham-Southern College, but for all of higher education. The downturn in the nation’s economy in recent years has been a cause of great concern for all of us and has surely been one of the most unstable economic times in the history of our nation’s higher education system. However, today, as it has throughout its long history as one of the nation’s best liberal arts colleges, Birmingham-Southern continues to accomplish its mission of providing a liberal arts education of distinctive quality. We are turning these challenges into celebrations.

percent of all Division I institutions with a student-athlete graduation rate of 81 percent.

The college’s mission is printed on the facing page of this 2002-2003 Annual Report, and the pages that follow give vivid examples of how that mission has been accomplished in the past fiscal year.

As a community, we are guided by a 21st Century Strategic Plan adopted in 1995 and revised regularly. Many of the goals of the plan already have been achieved, one of which is that Birmingham-Southern remains at the median level in faculty compensation levels among members of the Associated Colleges of the South and which was a goal of the plan that was met five years early. When our 10-year reaccreditation process concludes in 2004, we will begin a new strategic planning process that will again involve the entire campus community. We continue to be driven by a five-year Strategic Plan for Enrollment adopted in 2001 that outlines goals for freshman and overall enrollment and expands our regional and national recruiting bases, while maintaining or improving the academic profile of our new students, which already is the highest in the state and one of the best in the South.

Named earlier as the best liberal arts college in the Southern Region, Birmingham-Southern moved into the top tier of National Liberal Arts Colleges for the first time in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. We welcomed another nearrecord class of first-year students, and yet our student-tofaculty ratio remains at a low 12-to-1. We have 49 National Merit Finalists in our student body, and our students continue to be recognized with state, regional, and national awards. We are in the third academic year our new general education plan known as Foundations, and we are preparing to celebrate the dedication of a new Humanities Center. For the second time in four years one of our faculty members was selected as Alabama Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In a year when giving to higher education was down across the nation, our supporters responded with a record-setting $22.3 million in gifts and pledges, and, for the first time, we achieved 40 percent participation in our Loyalty Fund annual giving program. Our alumni continue to make us proud, and we count among them this year the president of the American Dental Association, the John Marshall Award recipient, and the Air Force’s Exceptional Pilot of the Year. The college officially became a member of NCAA Division I on Sept. 1, 2003, and also was recognized as being among the top 10

These efforts, along with many others, have moved Birmingham-Southern to the forefront among the nation’s liberal arts colleges. This progress has been accomplished through the combined efforts of the entire college community—a talented student body; dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators; and supportive trustees, alumni, and friends, among many others.

While the year was filled with many challenges, BirminghamSouthern College still has much to celebrate. Most importantly, we celebrate a mission accomplished of continuing to provide a liberal arts education of distinctive quality. We hope you enjoy reading about our celebrations and our accomplishments on the pages that follow. W. Michael Atchison Chairman of the Board Birmingham-Southern College Dr. Neal R. Berte President Birmingham-Southern College 3

Dr. David Schedler, associate professor of chemistry, conducts lab experiments with his students.

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Birmingham-Southern established a new chapter of the business honorary Beta Gamma Sigma, joining 375 other schools, all accredited in business through AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, that honor top students by inducting them into lifetime membership in the society. Election to Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest honor a business student can receive in an undergraduate or master’s program at a AACSB-accredited school. Birmingham-Southern is one of only six baccalaureate-liberal arts institutions in the country to hold both AACSB International accreditation and the designation of Phi Beta Kappa and one of only six to hold Phi Beta Kappa and house a Beta Gamma Sigma chapter.

Birmingham-Southern is listed as one of “100 Best Values in Private Colleges” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, highlighted for the excellent job it does in providing financial support for students of high academic, musical, and artistic ability.

The college is one of 100 schools nationwide on The John Templeton Foundation’s Honor Roll for programs that emphasize character building as an integral part of the college experience.

For the seventh consecutive year, the college is one of “America’s Best Christian Colleges” by Institutional Research and Evaluation Inc.

Birmingham-Southern is included among the 100 “Colleges Worth Considering” as compiled by Washington Post staff writer Jay Mathews. The list of “hidden gems” was compiled by Mathews based on an informal survey of high school counselors and teachers who were asked to submit information on schools that “their graduates rave about” and that are “under-appreciated.”

National Recognitions and Accomplishments The distinctive quality of a Birmingham-Southern education is measured in several ways, including the many national recognitions and accomplishments the college receives each year for various aspects of the total educational experience. Here are just a few of those recognitions and accomplishments. Birmingham-Southern moved into the top tier of the best national liberal arts colleges in the country in the most recent annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of “America’s Best Colleges.” It is the 10th straight year that the college has been included in the magazine’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges—Bachelor’s category, which U.S. News tabs as its “national” category of liberal arts schools and the highest category such an institution can attain. Birmingham-Southern ranks No. 66 of the 214 institutions included in this category, as well as No. 18 for graduates with the least amount of debt, No. 69 for graduation rate, and No. 2 and No. 8, respectively, for sorority and fraternity participation. Last year, the college ranked No. 28 in percentage of students who study abroad. The college was recognized by U.S. News as the No. 1 Regional Liberal Arts College in the South Region in 1987. For the second year in a row, Birmingham-Southern is one of 22 private colleges and universities in the nation named a “Best Buy” in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for the “quality of the academic offerings in relation to the cost of attendance.”

e r a l arts education of distinctive quality. Birmingham-Southern also is recognized as one of the nation’s top 30 colleges by The Washington Times, as well as in Loren Pope’s 40 Colleges That Change Lives, The Princeton Review’s Best 351 Colleges, Choosing the Right College: The Whole Truth About America’s Top Schools, Best 201 Colleges for the Real World, and Kaplan Publishing’s The Unofficial, Unbiased Guide to the 328 Most Interesting Colleges. A recent University of Connecticut ranking based on data provided by the Associated American Dental Schools Application Service identifies Birmingham-Southern as one of the top “feeder” schools in the country for pre-dental students. The college also ranks No 1 in Alabama and among the nation’s best in percentage of all graduates annually accepted to medical and health career programs. In the past five years, 215 graduates have been admitted to accredited medical, dental, or other health career graduate programs. The college also ranks high nationally for graduates accepted to law school, and has a distinguished record of job placement and admission to other graduate and profes-

sional schools. The Southern Environmental Center on campus was named the Environmental Organization of the Year 2002 by Legacy Inc. The SEC is the largest educational facility of its kind in Alabama and its Interactive Museum and EcoScape Gardens are toured by thousands of schoolchildren and others each year. Aerial view of BSC EcoScape Gardens. Photograph by Jennifer Greer, courtesy of Alabama Gardens Great and Small: A Guided Tour.


Campus Community A dynamic, nurturing, and enlightening campus community plays a major role in the total development of the Birmingham-Southern student and of the college family of faculty, staff, and alumni. The following is a small example of life in this community over the past year. Thirteen women who are national and international stars in their fields were honored as Women of Distinction during the college’s biennial GALA celebration. GALA XVI raised nearly $144,000 to support scholarships in the college’s Division of Fine and Performing Arts. In addition to a GALA XVI Awards Presentation Luncheon, the women interacted with students in roundtable discussion groups and attended a Fine Arts Showcase highlighting the students’ talents. The GALA XVI honorees included: Colleen Barrett, president and COO of Southwest Airlines; Lidia Bastianich, Italian cooking TV series host, author, and restaurant entrepreneur; Arlene Dahl, film and Broadway star, author, and fashion entrepreneur; Marsha Johnson Evans, president and CEO of the American Red Cross; Jane Friedman, president and CEO of HarperCollins Publishers; Phyllis George, former Miss America, Emmy-winning TV sportscaster, and author; Kathie Lee Gifford, TV and film star, recording artist, and best-selling author; Agnes Gund, president emerita of The Museum of Modern Art in New York City; Betty Rollin, Emmy-winning TV news correspondent and best-selling author; Muriel Siebert, president of NYSE brokerage firm Muriel Siebert & Co. Inc.; Pat Summitt, head women’s basketball coach at the University of Tennessee; Fredricka Whitfield, CNN Network News anchor and correspondent; and Lt. Col. Marilyn Wills, award-winning Pentagon heroine of Sept. 11, 2001. Best-selling author Barbara Taylor Bradford and publisher, writer, and entrepreneur Nancy Evans, both past GALA honorees, were co-chairs for GALA XVI. More than 200 women have been honored since the first GALA celebration in 1973.

The college challenges students to think ind Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an internationally recognized environmental lawyer, delivered the Alex P. Stirling Lecture; best-selling author Lee Smith was Grand Master of the 23rd annual Writing Today conference; and Dr. Richard P. Keeling, one of the nation’s leading authorities on critical health concerns facing young adults, delivered the first Burroughs Wellcome Fund Lecture. One of 25 existing copies of the original Declaration of Independence was displayed at the college while the rare and historic document was on exhibit for 10 days at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Birmingham-Southern continues to make plans for its Sesquicentennial Celebration in 2005-06, including a history of the college scheduled for publication in late 2004 and being written by retired journalist and 1958 graduate Don Brown of Tuscaloosa. The college launched a redesigned and enhanced website ( that better meets the needs of the college and its many constituents and offers more up-to-date information 6

and interactive opportunities for site visitors. The college also launched From The Hilltop, a monthly electronic newsletter that provides alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, and other friends of the college with the most up-to-date news about the college’s academics, athletics, alumni interests, and more. While Birmingham-Southern remains faithful to its United Methodist heritage through myriad worship, religious life programming, service learning, and religion studies opportunities, it also continues to nurture its diverse faith and worship community with such weekly opportunities as Chapel at Six, Wesley Fellowship, Catholic Campus Ministries, Baptist Campus Ministries, Episcopal Campus Ministries, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Covenant Bible Study, Discipline Group, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and groups for Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu faiths. An Interfaith Room is available daily, 24 hours a day. The Service-Learning Program begins its 20th year in 200304. Last year, more than two-thirds of the college’s students, faculty, and staff participated in service activities that totaled some $244,000 in volunteer labor. Ongoing efforts include

The GALA XVI Women of Distinction.

ependently, to examine the arts and sciences staffing two homeless shelters one night a week, tutoring and mentoring at a local elementary school, delivering Meals on Wheels each weekday, and tutoring international residents, among others. National and international offerings include Alternative Spring Break, Alternative Fall Break, and January Interim Term service-learning trips. Students donated more than $8,000 worth of food to four area shelters through a meal card drive at the end of the spring semester. Birmingham-Southern presented four individuals with Honorary Degrees in recognition of distinguished careers and service to the college. Dr. Peter Douglas Bunting of Birmingham, founder of Bunting Plastic Surgery Clinic and chief of plastic surgery for Montclair Baptist Medical Center, and Mike Warren of Birmingham, chairman, president, and CEO of Energen Corp, received Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees; U.S. District Judge U.W. Clemon of Birmingham, chief judge of the Northern District of Alabama, received an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree; and Dr. John Ed Mathison, senior minister of Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church in Montgomery, received an Honorary

BSC Provost Dr. Irvin Penfield (far left) and President Dr. Neal R. Berte (far right) congratulate three of this year’s honorary degree recipients (from left) Mike Warren, the Honorable U.W. Clemon, and Dr. Peter Douglas Bunting.

Doctor of Divinity degree. Clemon also delivered the address at the college’s 144th Commencement. Philip A. Morris, a Birmingham freelance writer, lecturer, and retired Southern Progress executive, received the college’s Medal of Service during Honors Day Convocation for his contributions to the welfare of the college and the local community.


BSC welcomes new students to the Hilltop on Move-In Day.

aesthetically and critically, and to commu The faculty selected The Future of Life by eminent Harvard University naturalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward O. Wilson for the first-year students to read. The students used for the first time an online discussion board on the college’s website to discuss the book over the summer and delved further into their reading during new student orientation.

The new 100,000 square-foot Elton B. Stephens Science Center which opened in June 2002, renovation of the Phillips Science Building into a Humanities Center, and other enhancements have resulted in a 30 percent increase in total classrooms and a 59 percent increase in laboratories on campus for fall 2003.

The college conferred 315 bachelor’s and master’s degrees during its 144th Commencement ceremony in May 2003 in front of more than 4,000 family and friends.

The first cohort of students in Birmingham-Southern’s new general education plan known as Foundations will begin preparation during their junior years in 2003-04 for the Capstone Senior Seminar experience, an integral part of a curriculum that expands the liberal arts mission to address the talents and skills students will need to be successful in an increasingly complex and technological society.

Ceremonies in October 2003 will officially dedicate a new Humanities Center on campus, which opened for the spring 2003 academic semester. A $4.3 million renovation project converted the college’s Phillips Science Building into a center to accommodate the academic needs of the Division of Humanities. The Humanities Center houses classrooms, seminar rooms, a conference room, faculty offices, Foreign Languages and Computer labs, and Media, Writing, and Speech centers.


The college’s Latin American Studies Program received a $120,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program to fund courses that will teach students to relate to the growing local Spanish-speaking population, particularly in medical and business areas. It also will provide for other new course development, a Spanish course for faculty, and faculty travel to Latin America.

Academics The academic program at Birmingham-Southern is the heart of the college’s educational experience. Outstanding instruction in and out of the classroom, an innovative curriculum, modern facilities, cutting-edge programs, and a mix of broad and in-depth learning experiences create this quality academic environment. Some of the enhancements and accomplishments in these areas over the past year include: Birmingham-Southern welcomed 356 freshman and 42 transfer students from 21 states and nine foreign countries to the campus when the 148th academic year began in August 2003. The first-year students represented the second largest freshman class since 1989. First-year enrollments in 2001 and 2002 were the largest and third largest, respectively, in the past 14 years. Total fall term enrollment was more than 1,400 students from 29 states and 21 foreign countries in classes with a 12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio. The freshman class once again had the highest academic profile in the state and an average grade-point average of 3.4. The class included 24 valedictorians and 17 National Merit Finalists, bringing to 49 the total of National Merit Finalists on the campus. Associate Professor of English Dr. Fred Ashe conducts a session on English literature.

nicate clearly. It fosters the advancement of The college received a $16,500 grant from the Global Partners Project to host a two-day symposium in June 2004 focusing on best practices in pre-departure and re-orientation programs for students who study abroad. Participants will include representatives from the 42 colleges and universities in the Global Partners Consortium. In addition, the college has now established relationships with 16 international schools and seven international education programs abroad, making worldwide study-abroad opportunities available to students. The Leadership Studies Program continues to be an integral part of the college’s academic experience and will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2003-04. The endowed Hess Center for Leadership and Service assists students with leadership development skills and serves as home to the Service-Learning Program. More than 100 students currently participate in Leadership Studies. The State Department of Education’s report card on institutions that prepare undergraduate teachers once again gave high marks to Birmingham-Southern’s education program. All of the college’s teacher preparation programs were desig-

nated as “clear” by the state because at least 90 percent of the graduates achieved an acceptable score on the evaluation. Birmingham-Southern will launch in fall 2003 the new online student information system known as TheSIS—The STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM—which will eventually allow students to check grades, billing, transcripts, class standing, and grade-point averages online. Faculty will be able to review advisee information, detailed student academic histories, transcripts of advisees, and class rosters, as well as submit mid-term and final grades online. The college continues preparations for its 10-year reaccreditation review by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, with the on-site visit by the SACS review team scheduled for March 2004. The focus of the college’s Quality Enhancement Project, a new and major part of the reaccreditation process, is its growing Academic Resource Center efforts on campus.


Faculty Birmingham-Southern is distinguished by a dedicated faculty, as stated in its mission. And the college’s 106 faculty members are talented and highly respected in their areas of expertise as well, with more than 92 percent holding a doctorate or the highest degree in their field. A 12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio allows for close interaction and collaboration in the classroom and the laboratories. A few of their recent accomplishments include: Birmingham-Southern President Dr. Neal R. Berte received the first-ever “Helping Girls Get There” award from Girls Inc. of Central Alabama. He was the first male ever honored at the group’s annual awards luncheon. Dr. Natalie Davis, political science professor and noted political analyst and pollster, was the 2002 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Alabama Professor of the Year. The annual U.S. Professors of the Year Program, co-sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, is the only national awards program that recognizes college and university professors for their teaching. Dr. Larry Brasher, Denson Franklin Professor of Religion, received the college’s 2003 Omicron Delta Kappa Excellence in Teaching Award.

Denson Franklin Professor of Religion Dr. Larry Brasher (far left) conducted an Interim 2003 project that took students to Alabama’s Sipsey Wilderness.

scholarship, personal and resourceful lear Dr. Paul Cleveland, associate professor of economics, wrote a text book entitled Understanding the Modern Culture Wars: The Essentials of Western Civilization published by Boundary Stone Publishers.

The Women and Music in America Since 1900: An Encyclopedia containing the article “Composer” contributed by Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Dorothy Hindman was honored as one of the Library Journal’s top 2002 reference books.

Professor of Music and Artist-in-Residence William DeVan was named one of only 12 Steinway presenters in the world by Steinway Pianos, and as such is touring the country presenting his “Classics for Children” concerts which introduce children to the piano and the classics.

Dr. Rusty Kirkpatrick, associate professor of education, was nominated to serve on the Board of Examiners for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the professional accrediting organization for education schools in the U.S.

Dr. Barbara Domcekova, assistant Spanish professor, and Dr. Megan Peterson, assistant biology professor, each received $2,000 curriculum grants from the Associated Colleges of the South to establish a January 2004 Interim travel program to Peru.

Dr. George Klersey, EBSCO Professor of Accounting, was named regional coordinator for the Accounting Behavior and Organizations section of the American Accounting Association.

Assistant Professor of Accounting Bonnie Hairrell was selected as a member of the Senior Faculty of the Becker Conviser Professional Review Management Committee. Only the top 40 of more than 2,000 instructors were selected.


Dr. Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw, assistant professor of music, began her 10th year as writer, producer, and host of the highly acclaimed television series In Concert for EWTN Global Catholic Network.

Alabama Professor of the Year Dr. Natalie Davis.

rning, and comprehensive advising. the total Associate Theatre Professor Dr. Alan Litsey, Professor of Music Dr. Charles Mason, and Assistant Professor of Art Jim Neel each received Artist Fellowship Awards from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. The monetary support awards recognize artistic excellence and professional commitment. Professor of Music Dr. Charles Mason’s composition Hradcanska was performed at the Aspen Summer Music Festival by the internationally known Proteus Ensemble. Dr. Kathleen Rossmann, assistant professor of economics, received 2003 Bob Whetstone Faculty Development Award. The cash award for faculty development and travel is presented annually to a non-tenured faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching during the previous year. Dr. David Schedler, associate professor of chemistry, received a three-year grant of up to $60,000 from the Merck Company Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science to fund student research and related activities in the college’s biology and chemistry departments.

Professor of Art Bob Shelton wrote a two-volume book A Cultural Study of the Art Film published by the Mellen Press. Shelton traveled to the Cannes International Film Festival to promote the compendium. Dr. Wayne Shew, Ada Rittenhouse Snavely Professor of Biology, received the Exemplary Teaching Award from the Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry of the United Methodist Church. Dr. Ron Stunda, associate professor of accounting, received the award for Outstanding Manuscript for Accounting Research at the annual conference of the Academy of Accounting and Finance. Birmingham-Southern received a $55,000 Alabama Commission on Higher Education grant as part of the national No Child Left Behind Act to initiate a professional development program for local schoolteachers that will strengthen student math test scores. The grant program is being directed by Mathematics Instructor Mary Jane Turner.


Associated Colleges of the South environmental interns (from left) Thomas Wells, Mary Helen Ferguson, Libby Yost, and Cori Jobe.

educational experience at Birmingham-South Dan Bostick, a junior music major from Vestavia Hills, won the preliminary competition in organ at the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Artist Competition in Montgomery. Senior English majors Anna Donaldson of Jasper and Sara Doughton of Homewood each were awarded a 2003-04 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship by the national Rotary Foundation for one year of overseas cultural study. Over the past decade, 27 Birmingham-Southern students have become Rotary Scholars. Bram Fuller of Pelham and Karen Lytle of Mountain Brook received the 2003 Dyson-Wagnon Masters Academic Honor Award for having the highest grade-point average in the Master of Arts in Public and Private Management program. Nick Gaskill of Jackson, Tenn., a senior English major, was one of two college students who represented the state of Alabama in December 2002 as finalists for Rhodes Scholarships.


Catherine Godbey of Decatur, a senior English major, was selected as a 2003 New York City Teaching Fellow for participation in a national two-year program that trains recent college graduates and those already in careers who want to teach in that city’s lowest-performing schools. The college’s Gospel Choir “One A-Chord” completed its third year of existence under the professional direction of 1997 graduate Antoine Andrews. The 20-member group brings inspiration, spiritual and cultural renewal, and fellowship to audiences in urban and rural churches, schools, and on campus. Nat Gunter, a senior voice performance major from Tuscaloosa, was judged at the New York Metropolitan Opera District Auditions as one of the most talented opera singers in Alabama. He was the youngest of 10 competitors, whose ages ranged from 22-32. The January 2003 Interim Term “Exploring Our Environment” featured a number of projects, classes, and trips that focused on environmental issues. Students participated in service-learning Interim trips to San Francisco to work with

Students Some 1,400 strong from 29 states and 21 foreign countries, including 49 National Merit Finalists, the Birmingham-Southern student body is diverse and talented, and the accomplishments of these young men and women each year prove why they are considered among the brightest on any college campus in the country. Four students worked as Associated Colleges of the South environmental interns during the 2002-03 academic year, including Mary Helen Ferguson, a junior biology major from Bogalusa, La., who managed a new EcoScape in the Woodlawn neighborhood; Libby Yost, a junior biology/sociology major from Trussville, who wrote and published a booklet “Up a Creek without a Paddle” about her research on two of Birmingham’s urban waterways thanks to a $1,200 ACS grant; Cori Jobe, a senior biology major from Keystone Heights, Fla., who developed the environmental studies webpage and received a $1,000 ACS grant to fund her “Green to the Last Drop Program,” which distributes thermal travel mugs made of recycled plastic to all first-year Birmingham-Southern students at no charge to curtail waste and consumption of Styrofoam; and Thomas Wells, a junior economics major from Mobile, who assisted with the college’s EcoScape and developed a recycling plan for the new fraternity row.

hern College focuses on individual students the homeless, to Harlem to assist in an inner-city elementary school, and to John’s Island, S.C., to build houses for Habitat for Humanity. Alexa Jones, a senior English major from Andalusia, was selected for a national Daily Points of Light Award for her community service as founder and chair of the Renaissance Foundation of Alabama, which exposes youth in elementary and secondary public schools to the arts. Jones also was crowned the 2003 Miss Birmingham-Southern. The Kappa Delta sorority raised $24,000 for Prevent Child Abuse America through a letter campaign and a bowling tournament. Ryan Lawler, a senior political science major from Muscle Shoals, was accepted into the Peace Corps following graduation in May 2003 and assigned to the agricultural program in Africa. Bernard Mays of Forestdale, a junior accounting major, was elected president of the Student Government Association for the 2003-04 academic year.

The college’s Panhellenic Council won the 2003 Overall Excellence Award from the National Panhellenic Council for academic, recruitment, and philanthropic excellence. Robby Simpson, a senior music major from Vestavia Hills, placed second in the annual student composition competition sponsored by The Orpheus Alliance, the music collaborative of the Associated Colleges of the South. As a winner, Simpson worked in a group of nine student composers at the ACS New Music Festival and Workshop at Southwestern University in summer 2003. Sonya Thomas of Pelham, a junior business administration and Spanish major, was crowned Miss Southern Diversity at an inaugural coronation ceremony on campus and represented student opinions on issues of multiculturalism. The college’s student computer programming team “The Transformers” won first place in Division II of the Association for Computer Machinery Southeastern Regional Programming Team competition at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.


Philanthropy The downturn in the nation’s economy in recent years has resulted in one of the most unstable economic periods in the history of the country’s higher education system. It has adversely affected endowments across the nation, and the need for gifts from alumni and friends has become more important than ever. In a year when giving to higher education was down by 1.2 percent across the nation, Birmingham-Southern supporters responded in record ways. Birmingham-Southern received a record-setting $22.3 million in gifts and pledges in fiscal 2002-03, a 23.6 percent increase over 2001-02. This placed the college 32nd among the nation’s 304 public and private liberal arts institutions and fourth among Associated Colleges of the South institutions. The college already has received more than $16.4 million in gifts and pledges for fiscal 2003-04. Dedication ceremonies in September 2002 officially opened the college’s first suite-style residence hall for men known as Bill and Lyndra Daniel Residence Hall. It was renamed in recognition of the Birmingham couple’s significant contribution toward a $3.2 million reconfiguration and renovation project that transformed the existing North Residence Hall into three- and four-bedroom suites housing 67 male students. Bill Daniel, founder and president of Dantract Inc., has been a member of the Birmingham-Southern Board of Trustees since 1981 and is co-chair for Phase II of the college’s 21st Century Campaign. Lyndra Daniel served as one of the first chairs of the college’s Arts Council and as a longtime member the college’s GALA Committee.

and their intellectual and ethical develop Recent major contributions received by the college include a $12.4 million gift from the estate of the late Corinne Richards Norton Gay, which helped fund the college’s Norton Campus Center that bears her name and the name of her second husband, late Birmingham businessman Edward L. Norton ’13. The college also received $803,000 in proceeds from a trust from the estate of Ms. Martha Sivils, who was the sister of Mrs. Gay; a $5.8 million bequest from the estate of A. S. Brown for scholarships and unrestricted use; and a $5 million advance from the Mila Justice Biggio and Alvin A. Biggio Fund held by The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. Alumni support for the college’s Loyalty Fund annual giving program reached 40 percent for the first time in 2002. Some 4,709 alumni contributed $7.1 million to the fund, both record numbers. The alumni support immediately began paying dividends in terms of foundation support for the college, including more than $400,000 in grants during the first half of 2003.


The Board of Trustees unanimously approved increasing the goal of Phase II of Birmingham-Southern’s 21st Century Campaign to $64 million at its May 2003 meeting. With still almost a year to go before the Phase II campaign deadline at the time, the increased goal is expected to help offset some of the college’s monetary needs that have resulted from the downturn in the economy in recent years, coupled with lower than expected returns on the endowment. The initial Phase II goal of $58 million, which was set in May 1999, was exceeded in May 2003, well in advance of the May 2004 deadline. Gifts and commitments to Phase II currently stand at $62.8 million. Phase I of the campaign began in 1995 and reached its $75 million goal in May 1999, well ahead of the January 2000 deadline. The Endowment Builders Society, Birmingham-Southern’s most prestigious donor recognition group, now has more than 515 members. It honors those supporters who have endowed a scholarship or other fund or who have made some form of deferred gift to the college.

Bill and Lyndra Daniel.

ment, and offers opportunities for spiritual The sixth—and final—house is nearing completion on new Fraternity Row as dedication ceremonies were held in spring 2003 for the five completed houses. The men of Alpha Tau Omega, Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Nu, and Theta Chi dedicated their houses in April. The men of Sigma Chi will move into their new house in fall 2003. The projected costs of the houses are being covered by private contributions and by loans, which will be amortized over 30 years based on revenues from room rents.

Gifts to the Parents Fund during the year funded a Foreign Languages Laboratory in the new Humanities Center. The computer-based lab is providing Birmingham-Southern students with a more participatory and effective approach to language learning by allowing the incorporation of foreign language CD-Rom programs, the Internet, video recordings, and other synchronous tools into the learning process. Birmingham-Southern has introduced a more convenient and flexible on-line giving option for alumni and friends wishing to make gifts and pledges to the Loyalty Fund. Through this secure website, new pledges (both designated and unrestricted) and one-time gifts can be made online. Additionally, recurring payments can be established to allow for convenient monthly or quarterly credit card payments on existing pledges.

Current members and alumni help dedicate the new Kappa Alpha house on campus. 15

Retired U.S. Sen. Howell Heflin ’42.

and physical well-being. The academic prog Alumni who returned to campus in April to serve as faculty for the 2003 Alumni Reunion Mini College included Rev. Dr. Florence Wates Pert ’51 of New York City, retired senior associate pastor of the marble Collegiate Church; Dr. Alan Dimick ’53 of Birmingham, former surgeon and director of the University of Alabama Burn Center; the Hon. James Garrett ’67 of Birmingham, retired circuit court judge for the state of Alabama; Dr. William (Bill) Eiland ’70 of Athens, Ga., director of the Georgia Museum of Art; Richard (Rik) Kirkland ’70 of New York City, managing editor of Fortune magazine; and Dr. Kevin Tucker ’86 of Boston, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and staff nephrologist for Boston’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Dr. T. Howard Jones ’65 of Carrollton, Ga., president of the American Dental Association, presented the college’s 2003 Opening of School Convocation address.


John W. Lovin Jr. ’52 of Birmingham, retired executive vice president of Liberty National/Torchmark Corp., was honored by the college as a Volunteer in Philanthropy at the 2002 National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon in November. He is a charter member of the college’s Endowment Builders Society. Natalie K. Meyer ’92, an attorney with the National Association of Securities Dealers in Washington, D.C., delivered the 2003 Honors Day Convocation address in April. Lt. Col. Eric Moran ’84, who has served in the U.S. Air Force for more than 18 years, is an instructor pilot at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and also pilot in command of Air Force 2. As such, it is his responsibility to deliver the vice president of the United States, the first lady, cabinet members, and foreign heads of state to destinations throughout the country and the world.

Alumni In the past five years, Birmingham-Southern graduates have received 14 Rotary International Scholarships, seven Emory University Pitt/Cannon Scholarships, six United Methodist Church US-2 positions, four Mickey Leland/Bill Emerson Hunger Fellowships, two Truman Scholarships, two Woodruff Scholarships to Emory, a James Madison Scholarship, an Alabama Leadership Scholarship, a New York Teaching Fellowship, and a Peace Corps acceptance, among many other honors, career offers, and graduate school acceptances. Graduates of Birmingham-Southern are prepared to be lifelong and participatory learners and leaders, as evidenced by these accomplishments over the past year. Retired U.S. Sen. Howell Heflin ’42 of Tuscumbia received the 2003 John Marshall Award, a national honor created by the American Bar Association Justice Center to recognize individuals responsible for extraordinary improvement in the administration of justice. Heflin served in the Senate from 1979 until his retirement in 1997, and prior to that was Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Receiving the college’s 2003 Distinguished Alumni Award were Dr. Richard deShazo ’67 of Brandon, Miss., professor and chair, Department of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center; the Hon. James Garrett ’67; and Rev. Dr. Florence Wates Pert ’51.

BSC President Dr. Neal R. Berte (far left) congratulates the three Distinguished Alumni Award recipients during the annual Alumni Awards Luncheon (from left) Rev. Dr. Florence Wates Pert, the Honorable James Garrett, and Dr. Richard deShazo.

ram challenges students to understand a Bishop Robert C. Morgan ’56, bishop-in-residence at Birmingham-Southern, delivered the 2003 Baccalaureate address in May. In 1999, Morgan served as president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, the highest elected office in the church. Dr. Royce W. Murray ’57, Kenan Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, received the 2002 Oesper Award, given each year by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society to honor an outstanding researcher in the field. Dr. Sena Jeter Naslund ’64, critically acclaimed author of Ahab’s Wife, has written a new novel, Four Spirits. Published by HarperCollins, the book is based on Naslund’s experiences during the civil rights movement in Birmingham. The novel’s main character, Stella Silver, is a student at BirminghamSouthern. Naslund, a distinguished teaching professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Louisville and the director of the Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program at Spalding University, embarked on a nationwide book-signing and media tour to promote the book.

Maj. David Tabor ’92, an executive officer and helicopter pilot with the 20th Special Operations Squadron based at Hurlburt Field, Fla., was named the U.S. Air Force’s Exceptional Pilot of the Year for 2003. John P. Watts ’86 of Huntsville, managing director-investments for Watts & Schrimsher Investment Group of Wachovia Securities, was national president of the college’s Alumni Association for 2002-03. DeLynn Moring Zell ’86 of Birmingham, certified financial planner/shareholder, First Financial Group of the South, Inc., is the national president for 2003-04. Dr. Sena Jeter Naslund.


Intercollegiate Athletics Sept. 1, 2003, was a day that Birmingham-Southern had been anticipating for four years. On that day, after 46 years as a member of the NAIA, including three national championships, the college’s athletics program officially became a member of NCAA Division I. Birmingham-Southern is now eligible for Big South Conference and NCAA championships in all sports except men’s basketball, which must wait two more years to be eligible for an automatic bid. But, as you’ll see, intercollegiate athletics at BirminghamSouthern is much more than just wins and losses. It’s about excellence on the playing fields and courts, in the classroom, and in life. The college’s Rifle Team, in only its second year of existence, won the 2002-03 Southeastern Air Rifle Conference Tournament in March 2003 over the likes of North Carolina State, The Citadel, and Clemson. It was the college’s first NCAA Division I conference title. The team also achieved the school’s first top-25 ranking as an NCAA Division I member when it came in at No. 17 in the College Rifle Coaches Association poll in October 2002.

range of disciplines and requires the in-dep In its first year as an official NCAA member, BirminghamSouthern has been selected to host two Big South Conference Championships: the Big South Volleyball Tournament in November 2003 and the Big South Softball Tournament in May 2004. In the fall 2003 USA Today/NCAA Academic Achievement Awards, Birmingham-Southern’s six-year graduation rate of 81 percent for student-athletes who entered the college in 1996 was in the top 10 percent of all Division I institutions and No. 4 among all Division I-AAA programs. Birmingham-Southern’s Championship Campaign fund-raising effort to support the athletics program has received gifts and pledges of more than $1.4 million toward the five-year goal of $3 million. Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball standout Shema Mbyirukira, a junior computer science major from Madison, was appointed to the important NCAA Division I StudentAthlete Advisory Committee and is now one of just 31 stu-


dent-athletes who serve as an integral part of the NCAA’s governing structure. Men’s Basketball Coach Duane Reboul was chosen Big South Conference Coach of the Year by, a college basketball website which covers NCAA Division I men’s basketball. Reboul led Birmingham-Southern to a 19-9 overall record and 11-5 finish against Big South foes. Other coaching accomplishments include Preston Goldfarb celebrating in fall 2002 his 20th season as head men’s soccer coach. Goldfarb has coached 33 All-Americans, 39 Academic All-Americans, seven Phi Beta Kappa students, eight conferences titles, eight regional appearances, five trips to the NAIA national tournament, two NAIA Final Fours, and one final appearance. Golf Coach Tom Miller was named NCAA Division I Independent Coach of the Year for the women’s team, which finished with a Golfweek/Sagarin rating of 122nd in the nation. The baseball team notched its 13th straight 30-win season in 2003 under the direction of Brian Shoop, including a win over 10th-ranked Mississippi State. Ann Dielen’s women’s tennis program notched its 24th-straight winning season.

The BSC Rifle Team at practice.

th study of one. The college is distinguished Basketball standouts Josiah James, a senior forward from St. John, Virgin Island, and Lindsay Boyett, a junior guard from Sulligent, were named the 2002-03 Birmingham-Southern College Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year, respectively. James led his team with averages of 13.7 points and 6.3 rebounds. Boyett became the first BirminghamSouthern women’s basketball player to score over 1,000 points in a career, and also was chosen as the NCAA Division I Independent Player of the Year for the second straight season. Allie Sumblin of Kinston, a senior on the volleyball squad, and John Crew, a senior pitcher on the baseball team, were co-recipients of the Johnny Johnson Most Inspirational Senior Student-Athlete Award, given annually to the senior student-athlete who serves as an inspiration to his or her team, coach, or fellow students.

The Birmingham-Southern Sports Show, a 30-minute, magazine format show, aired for its third season in 2002-03. It is shown locally on WTTO WB-21 and on Comcast Sports Southeast, making it available in more than four million homes in 11 Southeastern states. Inducted into the Birmingham-Southern Sports Hall of Fame in May 2003 were: Chip Burton ’88 (baseball), Nancy Griffith ’87 (women’s tennis), Reginald Huff ’89 (men’s basketball), Brock Lowell ’99 (baseball), Sean McBride ’99 (men’s soccer), Greg Robinson ’73 (men’s basketball), and John Woods ’99 (men’s basketball). Larry D. Striplin Jr. ’52, chairman of the board and CEO of Birmingham’s NelsonBrantley Glass Contractors Inc., received the 2003 Robert E. “Bob” Strain Distinguished Service Award. A former all-star athlete at the college and Sports Hall of Fame member, Striplin chairs the Board of Trustees’ Athletic Advisory Committee.

The men’s cross-country team, under the direction of Elisa Bragga, won its first-ever team meet at the Troy State Invitational in September 2002, and followed that with a second-ever meet win at the Rhodes College Invitational a week later. 19

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mission accomplished:

The Birmingham-Southern mission has been the central theme throughout this 2002-2003 Annual Report. During one of the most challenging periods in the history of higher education, Birmingham-Southern has succeeded in turning challenges into celebrations; it has continued to accomplish its mission despite economic and global instability. The college’s mission is printed in its entirety in this report; but, succinctly put, that mission is to provide the students with a liberal arts education of distinctive quality. The results of two recent student surveys offer additional support that this mission of a liberal arts education of distinctive quality is being accomplished.

This College in General, Instruction in Your Major Field, Religious Activities and Programs, Attitude of Faculty Toward Students, Class Size Relative to Type of Course, Student Voice in College Policies, Availability of Advisor, and Racial Harmony at This College, among other areas. Overall, Birmingham-Southern had 34 of 43 items that were in the “much higher average satisfaction” category when compared to the national private college sample and four items in the “higher average satisfaction” level. When the Student Opinion Survey was first administered in 1985, there were only nine areas of the college in which Birmingham-Southern students showed a higher degree of satisfaction than the national averages.

ACT National Survey In spring 2003, the Office of Student Affairs administered the ACT national survey which assessed the extent to which students are satisfied with various aspects of the college and college life. The results of the Student Opinion Survey were then compared to those of other private institutions nationally. For the first time this year, the survey was administered electronically, which resulted in a 13 percent increase in response rate.

National Survey of Student Engagement In fall 2002, Birmingham-Southern participated in the National Survey of Student Engagement, which assesses the extent to which undergraduates at four-year colleges engage in a variety of “good educational practices.” The survey consisted of 75 questions broken out into the five categories of: Level of Academic Challenge, Active and Collaborative Learning, Student-Faculty Interactions, Enriching Educational Experiences, and Supportive Campus Environment. Seniors and first-year students responded to the survey, and the results were then compared with other Baccalaureate-Liberal Arts Colleges and then with all 366 institutions participating in the survey.

Personal Security and Safety received the highest satisfaction rating among Birmingham-Southern students when compared to other private schools nationally, as well as to 42 other areas on the Birmingham-Southern campus. Personal Security and Safety received an overall rating of 4.66 on a scale of 5. Also scoring in the top 10 areas of satisfaction among BirminghamSouthern students when compared to private colleges nationally were: Laboratory Facilities, Athletic Facilities, Availability of Student Housing, Classroom Facilities, Campus Bookstore, General Conditions of Buildings and Grounds, Residence Hall Rules and Regulations, Purposes for Which Student Activity Fees are Used, and Student Union.

Among first-year students, Birmingham-Southern was in the top 10 percent of all schools that participated in the survey in four out of the five categories and in the top 20 percent in the remaining category.

Student Opinion Survey Ten largest positive differences with national private college ratings 0.0






Safety and Security


Laboratory Facilities


Athletic Facilities


Availability of Student Housing


Classroom Facilities


Campus Bookstore


Conditions of Buildings & Grounds


Residence Hall Rules Purposes of Student Activity Fees Student Union


Among the areas in which first-year students at BirminghamSouthern significantly outperformed other liberal arts colleges and all institutions in the survey included: Acquired a Broad General Education, Wrote Clearly and Effectively, Thought Critically and Analytically, Worked with Classmates Outside of Class to Prepare Class Assignments, Participated in Community-Based Project as a Part of a Regular Course, Used Electronic Medium to Discuss or Complete an Assignment, Used Computing and Information Technology, and Spent Significant Amounts of Time Studying and on Academic Work.

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Other areas in which Birmingham-Southern students showed a higher degree of satisfaction than the average national private college sample were: Study Areas, Out of Class Availability of Instructors, Student Government, Attitude of the College NonTeaching Staff Toward Students, Concern for You as an Individual, Opportunity for Involvement in Campus Activities,


Among senior students, Birmingham-Southern was in the top 10 percent of all schools that participated in the survey in two out of the five categories, in the top 20 percent in two of the categories, and in the top 30 percent in the remaining category.

Among the areas in which senior students at BirminghamSouthern significantly outperformed other liberal arts colleges and all institutions in the survey included: Made Class Presentations, Tutored or Taught Other Students, Participated in a Culminating Senior Experience, Participated in CoCurricular Activities, Participated in Community Service or Volunteer Work, Contributed to the Welfare of Your Community, and Number of Books Read for Personal Enjoyment or Academic Enrichment.

AC A D E M I C s TAT I S T I C S Enrollment Year 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978

Former Students

New Students

Total Men

Total Women

Total Part-Time

Full-Time Equiv.

Grand Total

1044 980 1106 1120 1995 1084 1120 1185 1184 1171 1258 1310 1395 1363 1321 1214 1203 1137 1131 1092 1103 1044 959 907 799

363 444 371 408 445 447 372 377 399 502 505 515 507 574 515 511 522 519 409 490 450 490 484 495 457

597 582 619 626 640 649 648 705 713 742 763 808 815 856 843 818 802 762 690 698 712 763 736 701 646

810 842 858 902 900 882 844 857 870 931 1000 1017 1087 1081 993 907 923 894 850 889 840 771 707 701 610

75 102 100 108 200 191 166 195 213 245 267 261 197 232 204 210 219 206 187 214 168 120 163 165 116

1332 1360.91 1418.25 1472.50 1447.93 1432 1406 1457 1475 1551 1630 1694 1755 1823 1737 1598 1617 1554 1444 1434 1476 1450 1358 1314 1200

1407* 1424* 1477* 1528* 1540 1531 1492 1562 1583 1673 1763 1825 1902 1937 1836 1725 1725 1656 1540 1587 1553 1534 1443 1402 1256

* The decrease in enrollment is due to the phasing out of the college’s Adult Studies program.

Full-Time Faculty

Degrees Granted by Category

1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

’03 ’02 ’01 ’00 ’99 ’98 ’97 Year 88 107 77 70 79 89 101 BA 195 202 245 236 202 238 206 BS 3 3 4 6 6 2 2 BM 0 3 2 0 0 0 3 BME 4 5 8 11 11 5 5 BFA 3 0 0 0 0 0 -BSN 18 13 24 22 19 22 33 MPPM 5 4 0 0 0 5 3 MAc TOTAL 315 339 363 343 315 361 353

75 80 88 93 91 81 88 91 93 100 99 103

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

99 93 98 97 100 99 100 101 102 101 106 106

’95 106 182 2 0 5 -35 -330

’94 111 256 4 0 10 -32 -413

’93 124 225 3 0 8 -24 -384

’92 ’91 ’90 ’89 ’88 163 90 107 170 150 281 239 247 174 123 0 3 2 3 6 4 1 0 0 2 4 7 7 9 7 -- -6 9 13 26 24 27 18 20 -- -- -- -- -478 364 396 383 321

’87 147 148 3 1 4 25 16 -344

’86 152 117 2 3 5 23 12 -314

’85 170 115 5 1 11 27 7 -333

Principal Administrative Officers

Academic Divisions Clint E. Bruess Lester Seigel Robert J. Slagter Clyde T. Stanton Tara Sudderth John D. Tatter Billy Pennington

’96 111 215 3 1 7 -24 1 362

Chair, Education Chair, Fine and Performing Arts Chair, Behavioral and Social Sciences Chair, Science and Mathematics Dean, Business and Graduate Programs Chair, Humanities Director, Library

Neal R. Berte H. Irvin Penfield R. Wayne Echols George L. Jenkins Edward S. LaMonte Dudley Long Sheri Salmon Bill Wagnon

President of the College Provost Vice President for Business and Finance Vice President for Development Vice President for Administration Vice President for Student Affairs Associate Vice President for Admission Vice President for Communications 21

F I NA N C I A L S Sources of Current Fund Revenues 2002-2003 Where Our Money Comes From Tuition and Fees 52%

Operating Income and Expenses 1992-2003 Operating Income Expenses

Other Sources 1% 68 66 64 62 60 58 56 54 52 50 48 46 44 42 40 38 36 34 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0

2003 Operating Income $68,500,339 2003 Expenses $57,753,459














Auxiliary 16%

Private Gifts 31%

Survey of Alumni Support 1987-2002 FY

Giving Period 87-88 90 7/88-12/89* 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

Alumni Total Donors Alumni 3268 10045 4072 10446

Total Contributed 1,702,218 2,988,855

2,110,361 3795 10108 2,988,355 4072 10446 2,368,167 3762 10714 1,412,494 3967 10988 1,178,974 3925 11153 2,743,817 4200 11148 2,159,169 4121 11243 2,617,211 4125 11514 2,388,120 4116 11528 3,493,131 4481 11485 2,027,231 4170 12295 4397 12442 6,228,322** 4351 12213 6,135,528** 4709 11575 7,167,989**

Percent of Participation 32.5 39.0 37.5 39.0 35.1 36.1 35.2 37.7 36.7 35.8 35.7 39.0 34.0 35.0 35.0 40.7***

* Alumni Campaign Period ** This amount includes substantial gifts designated for the Elton B. Stephens Science Center from Trustees and other alumni. *** This is a record alumni giving percentage for the college.

New Named Funds (2002-2003 Fiscal Year)

Endowment and Annuity and Life Income Funds

Listed below are endowed funds and current use funds that were established during the June 1, 2002, to May 31, 2003, fiscal year for purposes such as student scholarships, student loans, instructional support, and library acquisitions.

(as of May 31, 2003)

Market Value $107,602,000


Total Gifts 1996-2003


(in million $)


Current Year $22,326,043










12.0 10.0 8.0

ACIPCO Pre-Engineering Scholarship Alabama Power Foundation Pre-Engineering Scholarship W. Michael Atchison Athletic Scholarship Lois Brown Battle Scholarship Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Brown, Sr., Scholarship A. S. “Sonny” Brown, Jr., Scholarship Robert David Brown Memorial Scholarship Eliza Stokes Brunson Scholarship E. A. Dulmadge Scholarship Fund Walter and Marjorie Graham Scholarship Jane Ellis Hodges Scholarship Joan and Milton Jacobson Scholarship Dr. Wayne W. Killion, Jr., Scholarship Marjorie and Ted Levite Scholarship Clay Long Fund Chrissy and Walter Lydick Scholarship George McAdams MPPM Scholarship Clarence L. McDorman Scholarship Dr. Linda Helen Myers Scholarship Alice Ragsdale Norton Scholarship Terry L. Smiley Athletic Scholarship Kenny Thomas Memorial Fund Corey Watkins Athletic Scholarship

Church Funding United Methodist Church support from June 1, 2002, to May 31, 2003, totaled $430,106.




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* The college already has received gifts and pledges of more than $16.4 million in fiscal 2003-04, which began June 1, 2003.

North Alabama Conference—$266,325 scholarship and unrestricted support. Alabama-West Florida Conference—$53,395 unrestricted support. Individual church support—$110,386, of which $54,582 was designated to endowed scholarships, $51,051 was designated to restricted programs, and $4,753 was designated as unrestricted.


g ov e rn i n g b oa r d Board of Trustees *Indicates Life Member Ms. Ann Evins Adams Owner The Ann Adams Collection Mountain Brook Mr. W. Michael Atchison Attorney at Law Starnes & Atchison Birmingham Mr. Carl F. Bailey* Retired President BellSouth Telecommunications Birmingham Mr. David R. Baker* Attorney Haskell, Slaughter, Young & Rediker, LLC Birmingham Mr. John B. Barnett III Attorney Barnett, Bugg, Lee & Dyess Monroeville Mr. William L. Barrineau, Jr.* Former Vice President Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc. Pensacola, Fla.

Mr. Charles W. Daniel President Dantract, Inc. Birmingham Mr. Hartwell Davis President Metalplate Galvanizing, Inc. Birmingham Mr. H. Corbin Day Chairman Jemison Investment Co., Inc. Birmingham Mr. Frank M. Dominick, Jr.* Attorney at Law Dominick, Fletcher, Yeilding, Wood, and Lloyd Birmingham Bishop Paul A. Duffey, Sr.* Retired Bishop The United Methodist Church Montgomery Dr. Kenneth A. Dunivant, ex officio Senior Minister First United Methodist Church Tuscaloosa

Mr. William R. Battle III Chief Executive Officer Collegiate Licensing Company Atlanta, Ga.

Mr. William J. Edwards* Retired Broadcasting Executive North Palm Beach, Fla.

Dr. Regina Benjamin Owner Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic Bayou La Batre

Mr. John C. Evins* Retired President Hart-Greer Company Birmingham

Mr. Julian G. Bishop* Chartered Life Underwriter Julian G. Bishop, CLU, ChFC Birmingham

Bishop Robert E. Fannin Bishop of the Birmingham Area The United Methodist Church Birmingham

Mr. W. Houston Blount* Chairman of the Board Emeritus Vulcan Materials Company Birmingham

Mr. F. A. Flowers, Jr.* Retired Chairman of the Board First Alabama Bank Dothan

Dr. William H. Bostick, Jr. Decatur District Superintendent The United Methodist Church Decatur

Dr. Charles F. Gattis, Jr. Senior Minister Trinity United Methodist Church Huntsville

Dr. Peter Douglas Bunting Plastic Surgeon Bunting Plastic Surgery Clinic Birmingham

Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster Bishop of the Alabama-West Florida Area The United Methodist Church Montgomery

Dr. Samuel K. Cohn* Retired Physician Mountain Brook


Dr. G. A. Costanzo* Retired Vice Chairman Citicorp Vero Beach, Fla.

Rev. Robert W. Gunn Retired Minister North Alabama Conference The United Methodist Church Birmingham Mr. T. Morris Hackney* Chairman of the Board The Hackney Group, Inc. Birmingham Mrs. Marguerite Jones Harbert* Birmingham Hon. Howell T. Heflin* Former United States Senator Tuscumbia Mr. Donald E. Hess The Ronne and Donald Hess Charitable Foundation Birmingham Dr. J. Gorman Houston III First United Methodist Church Prattville Mr. William C. Hulsey Chairman Arlington Properties, Inc. Birmingham Mr. Glenn Ireland II* Retired Vice Chairman Vulcan Materials Company Birmingham Mr. Philip C. Jackson, Jr.* Retired Vice Chairman Central Bank of the South Birmingham Mr. Donald M. James Chairman of the Board and CEO Vulcan Materials Company Birmingham Mr. Thomas E. Jernigan* President and CEO Marathon Corporation Birmingham Mr. L. Paul Kassouf* Chairman of the Board L. Paul Kassouf & Co., PC Birmingham Dr. Wayne W. Killion, Jr. President and CEO Shook & Fletcher Insulation Co. Birmingham Mr. Benny M. LaRussa, Jr. President Canterbury Trust Company Birmingham

Mr. James C. Lee, Jr.* Chairman of the Board Buffalo Rock Company Birmingham

Mr. C. Dowd Ritter Chairman, President, and CEO AmSouth Bancorporation Birmingham

Mr. Alan C. Livingston Attorney at Law Lee & McInish Dothan

Dr. Jerry E. Sisson Assistant to the Bishop and Lay Ministries North Alabama Conference The United Methodist Church Birmingham

Mr. Thomas H. Lowder Chairman and CEO Colonial Properties Trust Birmingham Mr. Robert E. Luckie, Jr.* Retired Chairman Luckie & Company Birmingham Dr. John Ed Mathison Senior Minister Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church Montgomery Mr. Charles D. McCrary President and CEO Alabama Power Company Birmingham Mr. John J. McMahon, Jr. Chairman Ligon Industries Birmingham Mrs. Katherine M. McTyeire* President and Owner Iron Art, Inc. Birmingham Ms. Margaret R. Monaghan Birmingham Dr. Allen D. Montgomery* Director of Pastoral Care HealthSouth Medical Center Birmingham Bishop Robert C. Morgan* Bishop-in-Residence Birmingham-Southern College Birmingham Dr. William B. Morgan, Jr. Birmingham-East District Superintendent North Alabama Conference The United Methodist Church Mountain Brook Rev. O’neil Ridgeway Roanoke District Superintendent North Alabama Conference The United Methodist Church Roanoke Mr. Harold William Ripps President Rime Company, Inc. Birmingham

Mr. Herbert A. Sklenar* Chairman of the Board Emeritus Vulcan Materials Company Birmingham Mr. David M. Smith Partner/Attorney at Law Maynard, Cooper, & Gale Birmingham Mr. George A. Smith, Jr. Retired Senior Vice President Regions Bank Anniston Mr. Joel P. Smith Editor and Publisher The Eufaula Tribune Eufaula Rev. Jeffrey R. Spiller Senior Minister Christ United Methodist Church Mobile Mr. Elton B. Stephens* Chairman of the Board and Founder EBSCO Industries, Inc. Mountain Brook Mr. James T. Stephens President EBSCO Industries, Inc. Birmingham Rev. Mary Elizabeth Stinson Associate Director, Council on Ministries Alabama-West Florida Conference The United Methodist Church Andalusia Mr. Larry D. Striplin, Jr. Chairman of the Board and CEO Nelson-Brantley Glass Contractors, Inc. Birmingham Dr. Paulette Brignet Thompson Retired Director of Human Resources State of Alabama Montgomery Mr. W. Michael Warren, Jr. President and CEO Energen Corporation Birmingham

Mr. James L. Williams CPA/Partner Dixon Odom, PLLC Birmingham

VOLUNTEER AND ADVISO RY BOARDS Parents Council 2002-2003 Mr. and Mrs. James R. Austin Baton Rouge, La. Mr. and Mrs. Brian L. Bernard Lafayette, La. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Boe Gretna, La. Dr. and Mrs. Jemison Bowers, Jr. Chattanooga, Tenn. Mr. and Mrs. Scott Brunette Nashville, Tenn. Dr. and Mrs. Peter H. Cunningham Murfreesboro, Tenn. Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Doughton Homewood Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Godwin, Jr. Tupelo, Miss. Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Gower Vestavia Hills Mrs. Laura Hibbard Louisville, Ky. Mr. and Mrs. Peter B. Holby Homewood Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sprott Long, Jr. Mountain Brook Mr. and Mrs. Gayle I. Malone Nashville, Tenn. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Martin Nashville, Tenn. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Montesi III Memphis, Tenn. Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Newborn Birmingham

Mrs. Gay C. White* Mountain Brook


Mr. and Mrs. Vin Porter Vestavia Hills

Mr. William Bradley, Jr. ’87 Chicago, Ill.

Mr. James C. Pennington ’87 Birmingham

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Redding Montgomery

Ms. A. Danzey Burnham ’78 Lebanon, N.J.

Ms. Patti Patterson Stanford ’62 Hoover

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred J. Saliba, Jr. Dothan

Ms. Lisa Kelly DuMont ’85 Westfield, N.J.

Mr. Richard A. Storm III ’67 Birmingham

Dr. Gayle Spears Athens, Ga.

Mr. Robert C. Eckert ’68 Alexandria, Va.

Ms. Jennifer L. Tilghman ’82 Huntsville

Mr. and Mrs. John E. Stonecipher, Jr. Sheffield

Ms. Patrice Hobbs Glass ’92 Chattanooga, Tenn.

Adult Studies Representatives

Dr. and Mrs. Richard K. Vann Montgomery

Ms. Rita Thompson Lemons ’91 Suwanee, Ga.

Mr. and Mrs. Nick Vincent Trussville

Mr. G. Bailey Leopard, Jr. ’91 Memphis, Tenn.

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Wells, Jr. Mobile

Mr. Byron B. Mathews, Jr. ’70 New York, N.Y.

Dr. and Mrs. Andrew R. Wolfe Homewood

Ms. Tisa Moore McMackin ’92 College Park, Ga.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Yokum Ridgeland, Miss.

Chap. Larry D. Mosley ’58 Pensacola, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. Bodo A. Zuschlag Huntsville

Ms. Jeanne-Marie Sidonie Raymond ’94 Washington, D.C.

National Alumni Association Board of Directors 2002-2003

Ms. Jennifer Story Roberts ’90 Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Ms. Janice Watkins Clifford ’88 Birmingham Mr. Terry D. Hays ’98 Huntsville Ms. Nelda Phelps Waller ’92 Birmingham Graduate Program Representative

Leadership President Mr. John P. Watts ’86 Huntsville President-Elect Ms. DeLynn Moring Zell ’86 Birmingham Immediate Past President Mr. William K. Nicrosi II ’90 Birmingham Vice Presidents—Alumni/Admission Ambassador Network Ms. Ellen Woodward Potts ’88 Tuscaloosa Ms. Sheri Scholl Salmon ’85 Vestavia Hills Mr. Frank W. Wade ’72 Nashville, Tenn.


Ms. Elizabeth Gardner Schneider ’86 Washington, D.C. Mr. Keith H. Smith ’81 Washington, D.C. Ms. Emily Bell Wirtes ’90 Point Clear Vice Presidents—Class Development Ms. Elise Berthon ’52 Mountain Brook Dr. Loretta Graves Brown ’47 Birmingham Mr. Lynn H. Crouch ’56 Birmingham Ms. Meg Hoagland Guyton ’76 Tallahassee, Fla. Ms. Betty Ray Price Hughes ’50 Mountain Brook

Vice Presidents—Chapter Development

Dr. H. Joseph Hughes ’49 Mountain Brook

Ms. Melissa McInnes Baldone ’92 Houston, Texas

Ms. Julie VanValkenburgh Lockwood ’92 Huntsville

Dr. James C. Blackburn ’68 Fullerton, Calif.

Mr. Fred E. Major ’97 Birmingham

Mr. David S. Wiginton ’00 Birmingham Arts Council 2002-2003 Mrs. Janis Abernathy Ms. Wanda Anderson Mrs. Naomi Archer Mrs. Carole Armistead Mrs. Sandy Ash Mrs. Sheila Atchison Mrs. Peggy Balliet Mrs. Gail Bayer Mrs. Gillian Beavers Mrs. Joan Becker Mrs. Anne Blackerby Mrs. Virginia Booker Mrs.Kitty Boswell Mrs. Barbara Breard Mrs. Cynthia Brennan Mrs. Edna Earle Brewer Ms. Lela Anne Brewer Mrs. Dell Brooke Mrs. Cam Bullock Mrs. Lynn Burgess Mrs. Mary Burris Mrs. Camille Butrus Mrs. Gayle Byrne Mrs. Catherine Cabaniss Mrs. Peggy Carlisle Dr. Dorothy Chambers Mrs. Carol Cheraskin Ms. Katie Clark Mrs. Mildred Cohn Mrs. Patsy Collat Ms. Angela Comfort Mrs. Gera Comfort Mr. and Mrs. Don Cosper Dr. Penny Cunningham Mrs. Carnetta Davis Mrs. April Deal Mrs. Adair DeBardeleben Mrs. Gloria Dennard Mrs. Tonya Dennis

Dr. Ann Rose Denton Mrs. Charlotte Dominick Mrs. Betty Dowda Ms. Gerry Dunham Mrs. Anne Durham Mrs. Jan Elliott Mrs. Linda Erickson Mrs. Shirley Evans Mrs. Barbara Fine Mrs. Natye Fowler Ms. Patricia Fresk Mrs. Catharine Friend Mrs. Toula Fulford Mrs. Mary Gann Mrs. Patsy Gaskin Mrs. Diane Gay Mrs. Claire Goodhew Mrs. Hortense Goodson Mrs. Martha Gorham Mrs. Dena Grant Mrs. Betty Grayson Mrs. Corinne Greer Mrs. Brenda Hackney Mrs. Diane Hall Mrs. Wyona Hamby Mrs. Edith Hamilton Mrs. Judith Hand Mrs. Martha Hastings Mrs. Donna Hawkins Mrs. Jean Henrickson Ms. Susan Holt (deceased) Mrs. Antonietta Hyche-Bone Mrs. Mamie Hymes Mrs. Marie Ingalls Mrs. Joan Jacobson Mrs. Sally Johnson Mrs. Elaine Jones Mrs. Anna Keith Mrs. Wendy Kendrick Mrs. Bettye Kennemer Mrs. Beth Kinsaul Mrs. Jill Layne Mrs. Rose Marie Lee Mrs. Diane Leyburn Mrs. Audrey Lindquist Mrs. Roberta Lowe Mrs. Dana Lower Mrs. Cathy Luckie Mrs. Deanna Lyerly Mrs. Mallie Lynn Mrs. Harriet Maloof Mrs. Melinda Mathews Mrs. Ella McCain Mrs. Shirley McCulloh Mrs. Betty McMahon Mrs. Jane McRae Mrs. Ruth Miller Mrs. Karie Mitchell Mrs. Donna Moellinger Mrs. Barbara Moore Mrs. Mariellen Morris Mrs. Susan Murphy Mrs. Jane Newman Mrs. Nell Oden Mrs. Karen Ohlman Mrs. Barbara O’Neal Mrs. Frances Owens Mrs. George Ann Parker Mrs. Sue Parker Mrs. Joan Parker

Mrs. Paulette Pearson Ms. Margaret Peterson Mrs. Kathleen Petznick Mrs. Marion Phillips Mrs. Laura Ramsay Mrs. Dot Renneker Mrs. Betsy Rietz Mrs. Susan Ritter Mrs. Lisa Roberts Mrs. Carole Rose Mrs. Martha Ross Mrs. Nan Russell Mrs. Lavonne Sanders Mrs. Renee Schneider Mrs. Jacque Shaia Mrs. Leslie Sharbel Mrs. Ginger Sharbel Mrs. Laura Sisson Mrs. Lee South Ms. Gloria Spruill Mrs. Monty Stabler Mrs. Patti Stanford Mrs. Mary Steiner Mrs. Dorothy Steiner Mrs. Barbara Stone Ms. Ann Sullivan Ms. Martha Sykes Mrs. Marlene Taylor Ms. Fannie Thomas Mrs. Kathleen Thompson Mrs. Mary Sue Thornburgh Mrs. Susan Tipler Mrs. Tammy Towns Mrs. Rae Trimmier Mrs. Dianne Wammack Mrs. Norma Warren Mrs. Bobbye Weaver Mrs. Pat Weil Mrs. Joanne Weston Mrs. Janelle Whetstone Mrs. Nancy Wingard Mrs. Martha Yeilding Mrs. Sara Zabelle

Dr. Sandra Sprayberry Ms. Susan Yearout Ms. Dianne Young

Writing Today Advisory Committee 2002-2003

Rev. Kenneth Casey St. Mark United Methodist Church Birmingham

Dr. William C. Carter Mr. William Cobb Ms. Ruth Beaumont Cook Mr. Ron Council Dr. Myra Crawford Dr. Peter Donahue Ms. Nancy Dorman-Hickson Dr. Abel Fawal Ms. Valerie Fraser Mrs. Catharine Friend Mrs. Annie Green Ms. Susan Haynes Ms. Florence Jackson Ms. Susan Jackson Ms. Sara Askew Jones Ms. June B. Mays Ms. Marianne Moates Mr. Jim Murphy Mr. Don Noble Mr. Joe O’Donnell Mr. Jake Reiss Mrs. Martha Ross Ms. Nabella Shunnarah

North Alabama Conference Pastoral Advisory Board 2002-2003 Rev. Lewis H. Archer First United Methodist Church Centre Rev. T. H. Barrett, Jr. Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Pleasant Grove Rev. D. Thomason Bell, Jr. District Superintendent Huntsville Rev. Mary Bendall Lester Memorial United Methodist Church Oneonta Dr. William H. Bostick, Jr. District Superintendent Decatur Rev. K. Reagin Brown First United Methodist Church Scottsboro Rev. M. Mac Buttram St. Andrews United Methodist Church Cullman Rev. Sara F. Cameron Assistant Director Connectional Ministries Birmingham Rev. David J. Carboni Forest Lake United Methodist Church Tuscaloosa

Dr. Oliver W. Clark, Jr. District Superintendent Anniston Rev. Dale R. Cohen Discovery United Methodist Church Birmingham Rev. George W. Cobb First United Methodist Church Sheffield Rev. C. Donald Cross First United Methodist Church Huntsville Rev. Reid A. Crotty Bluff Park United Methodist Church Birmingham Rev. Christopher W. Denson First United Methodist Church Ft. Payne


Dr. R. Laurence Dill III Trinity United Methodist Church Huntsville

Rev. Terry W. Hill First United Methodist Church Calera

Rev. O’neil Ridgeway District Superintendent Roanoke

Dr. Kenneth A. Dunivant First United Methodist Church Tuscaloosa

Rev. Audie C. Hodges III District Superintendent Jasper

Rev. James A. Robey, Jr. Riverchase United Methodist Church Birmingham

Rev. Tex L. Ergle First United Methodist Church Jasper

Dr. Clinton Hubbard, Jr. Imani United Methodist Church Birmingham

Rev. John E. Rutland, Jr. First United Methodist Church Gadsden

Dr. William E. Etheridge, Jr. First United Methodist Church Albertville

Rev. Mikah C. Hudson St. Mark United Methodist Church Birmingham

Dr. James H. Savage Riverchase United Methodist Church Birmingham

Bishop Robert E. Fannin Bishop of the Birmingham Area Birmingham

Rev. Sammuel G. Huffstutler First United Methodist Church Arab

Rev. Robert C. Scales, Sr. Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church McCalla

Rev. Gary D. Formby First United Methodist Church Florence

Dr. Mark S. Lacey Asbury United Methodist Church Birmingham

Rev. Ronald E. Schultz First United Methodist Church Pelham

Dr. Denson N. Franklin, Sr. Retired (Deceased) Birmingham

Rev. Elston D. McLain Center Grove United Methodist Church Huntsville

Rev. Dorothy Stabler Scott Valley United Methodist Church Huntsville

Dr. Will L. Garrett Christ Church United Methodist Birmingham

Rev. Paul D. Messer First United Methodist Church Pell City

Dr. Steven A. Screws District Superintendent Gadsden

Dr. Charles F. Gattis, Jr. Canterbury United Methodist Church Birmingham

Dr. Allen D. Montgomery Retired Birmingham

Rev. Alfred L. Shackelford St. Paul United Methodist Church Birmingham

Rev. Tommy R. Gray ClearBranch United Methodist Church Trussville

Bishop Robert C. Morgan Bishop-in-Residence Birmingham-Southern College

Dr. Jerry E. Sisson Assistant to Bishop and Lay Ministries Birmingham

Rev. Bobby Ray Green First United Methodist Church Anniston

Dr. T. Michael Morgan Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church Birmingham

Rev. Robert H. Sparkman, Jr. Helena United Methodist Church Helena

Rev. C. Rudell Guess Gardendale-Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church Gardendale

Dr. William B. Morgan, Jr. District Superintendent—East District Birmingham

Dr. Michael M. Stewart Council on Ministries Birmingham

Rev. John Perkins Mount, Jr. Aldersgate United Methodist Church Birmingham

Rev. Dalton B. Styes First United Methodist Church Trussville

Rev. M. David Murray Lester Memorial United Methodist Church Oneonta

Rev. John L. Verciglio First United Methodist Church Childersburg

Rev. Donald S. Neal District Superintendent Tuscaloosa

Rev. David S. Wallace First United Methodist Church Birmingham

Rev. Harold L. Noble District Superintendent Florence

Rev. Gary T. Ward District Superintendent Sylacauga

Rev. P. Richard Owen Director of Servant Ministries Birmingham

Dr. Alan B. Weatherly Asbury United Methodist Church Madison

Dr. Hughey D. Reynolds Highlands United Methodist Church Birmingham

Rev. Dorothy Ann Webster St. Paul United Methodist Church Huntsville

Rev. Robert W. Gunn Retired Hoover Rev. Barbara E. Harper District Superintendent—West District Birmingham Dr. Micheal E. Harper Director Program Development Camp Sumatanga Rev. James F. Haskins First United Methodist Church Hokes Bluff Rev. Alan B. Head Trinity United Methodist Church Tuscaloosa


Rev. W. Douglas Wells, Jr. First United Methodist Church Decatur

Rev. Jim Fillingim Daphne United Methodist Church Daphne

Dr. Robert C. McKibben Pine Forest United Methodist Church Pensacola, Fla.

Rev. Mitchell H. Williams Central United Methodist Church Decatur

Rev. Bruce Fitzgerald First United Methodist Church Bay Minette

Rev. Philip E. McVay Cokesbury United Methodist Church Pensacola, Fla.

Dr. Andrew R. Wolfe Trinity United Methodist Church Birmingham

Dr. John C. Friedman Forest Park United Methodist Church Panama City, Fla.

Dr. Lance W. Moore First United Methodist Church Monroeville

Rev. Billy L York District Superintendent Albertville

Rev. Malcolm W. Fulcher II St. Andrew United Methodist Church Panama City, Fla.

Rev. Daniel W. Morris First United Methodist Church Millbrook

Alabama-West Florida Conference Pastoral Advisory Board 2002-2003

Rev. Don Fuller District Superintendent—Montgomery/Opelika Montgomery

Rev. Larry D. Mosley Retired Pensacola, Fla.

Rev. John Bonner Trinity United Methodist Church Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Rev. Edward R. Glaize East Tallassee Unit Methodist Church Tallassee

Rev. June J. Nixon Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Dr. Paul Lawrence Bryars District Superintendent—Montgomery/Prattville Selma

Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster Bishop of the Alabama-West Florida Area Montgomery

Rev. Frederick G. Outlaw Toulminville United Methodist Church Mobile

Dr. R. Lawson Bryan First United Methodist Church Dothan

Rev. Charles H. Hale, Jr. Spanish Fort United Methodist Church Spanish Fort

Rev. Joseph H. Reams St. Mark United Methodist Church Mobile

Rev. Joseph H. Bullington, Jr. Fairhope United Methodist Church Fairhope

Dr. Alvin N. Harbour, Jr. First United Methodist Church Eufaula

Dr. Henry E. Roberts First United Methodist Church Pensacola, Fla.

Rev. James W. Carpenter District Superintendent Greenville

Dr. J. Gorman Houston III First United Methodist Church Prattville

Dr. James B. Sanders III Gulf Shores United Methodist Church Gulf Shores, AL

Rev. David H. Chunn District Superintendent Pensacola, Fla.

Dr. Frank T. Hyles, Jr. Altha United Methodist Church Marianna, Fla.

Rev. George M. Sedberry Church Street United Methodist Church Selma

Rev. Gary A. Daniel First United Methodist Church Brewton

Rev. James J. Jines III Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church Milton, Fla.

Rev. Michael Sigler Aldersgate United Methodist Church Montgomery

Rev. Carl A. Dickerson, Jr. St. Luke United Methodist Church Pensacola, Fla.

Dr. Hannah Garrett Johnson Spring Hill Avenue United Methodist Church Mobile

Rev. Lester H. Spencer, Jr. St. James United Methodist Church Montgomery

Dr. Jerry M. Dooling District Superintendent Dothan

Rev. Joseph S. Lay, Jr. Navarre United Methodist Church Navarre, Fla.

Rev. Robert Spicer Metropolitan United Methodist Church Montgomery

Bishop Paul A. Duffey Retired Bishop Montgomery

Rev. Steve M. MacInnis First United Methodist Church Wetumpka

Dr. Jeffrey R. Spiller Christ United Methodist Church Mobile

Dr. Christian E. Eckert First United Methodist Church Greenville

Dr. John Edward Mathison Frazer United Methodist Church Montgomery

Rev. J. Wesley Spivey District Superintendent—Marianna/Panama City Marianna, Fla.

Rev. William E. Elwell Foley United Methodist Church Foley

Rev. R. Neil McDavid Dauphin Way United Methodist Church Mobile

Dr. Karl K. Stegall First United Methodist Church Montgomery

Rev. Walker Epps First United Methodist Church Enterprise

Dr. Hays McKay, Jr. Covenant United Methodist Church Dothan

Rev. Judson Stinson First United Methodist Church Andalusia


Rev. Mary Elizabeth Stinson Connectional Ministries Andalusia Dr. Timothy H. Thompson First United Methodist Church Opelika Rev. David W. Warren First United Methodist Church Panama City, Fla. Dr. James Douglas Williams, Sr. District Superintendent—Bay Pines Bay Minette Rev. Robin C. Wilson First United Methodist Church Union Springs Rev. Paul D. Wolfe District Superintendent Mobile Dr. Richard S. Wright First United Methodist Church Crestview, Fla. Rev. Fred Zeigler, Jr. First United Methodist Church Marianna, Fla. GALA XVI Executive Committee 2001-2003 Mrs. Barbara Taylor Bradford, Co-Chair Ms. Nancy Evans, Co-Chair Dr. Neal R. Berte, President Mrs. W. Michael Atchison Mrs. Michael Balliet Mrs. Neal R. Berte Mrs. Peter Douglas Bunting Mrs. David M. Comfort Mrs. Charles W. Daniel Mr. Lane Estes Mrs. Annie Green Mrs. T. Morris Hackney Mr. Don Hawkins Mrs. Donald E. Hess Mrs. William C. Hulsey Mrs. Donald M. James Mr. George L. Jenkins Mrs. Jonathan L. Kimerling Mrs. James C. Lee, Jr. Mrs. Stuart W. Lindquist Mrs. Thomas H. Lowder Mrs. John J. McMahon, Jr. Mrs. George P. Petznick Mrs. Jerome C. Rose Dr. Lester Seigel Mrs. Leo Shaia Mrs. Jack H. Shannon Ms. Gloria Spruill Mrs. Larry D. Striplin, Jr. Mr. Bill Wagnon

President’s Advisory Council 2002-2003 Mr. Keith B. Arendall Vice President Lawrence-Arendall-Humphries Real Estate Ms. Yvonne E. Baskin Vice President, Community Development Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce Ms. Brook Tanner Battle Assistant Vice President, Real Estate Finance HealthSouth Corporation Mr. Robert Eugene Battle Partner, Burr & Forman LLP Mr. Marc D. Beaumont President, KickMail, LLC Dr. Carmelita J. Bivens Director of Special Education Bessemer Board of Education Hon. Sharon L. Blackburn U.S. District Judge Northern District of Alabama Mr. Robert L. Blalock Editorial Page Editor The Birmingham News Ms. Karen S. Bogenschutz Senior Counselor Mountain Brook High School Mr. Steven A. Brickman Partner Sirote & Permutt, PC Mr. James W. Brunstad Senior Vice President, Retail Banking First Commercial Bank Dr. Jeffrey H. Cohn Physician, Urologist Cohn Urology, PC Mr. Kenneth E. Coleman Assistant to Senior Vice President, External Affairs Alabama Power Company Mr. Barry B. Copeland Vice President for Governmental Affairs Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce Mr. Robert M. Couch President and Chief Operating Officer New South Federal Savings Bank Mr. Carl E. Crosby Senior Vice President Compass Bank Ms. Fran E. Curry News Anchor NBC-13


Ms. Ann Dupree Florie Executive Director Region 2020, Inc. Mr. W. Terrell Graves, Jr. Senior Vice President and Director of Finance and Planning Compass Bancshares, Inc. Mr. J. Warren Hawkins, Jr. Chief Executive Officer Banc Partners Leasing Mr. Wayne N. Hoar Chairman Hoar Construction, Inc. Mr. Robert Kendall Holman Managing Director, Investment Banking Synovus Securities, Inc. Dr. Duncan Hulsey Blankenship & Seay, Inc. Mr. William R. Ireland, Jr. Senior Vice President National Bank of Commerce Ms. Felyicia R. Jerald Administrator of External Affairs Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. Ms. Marjorie M. Jones President of the Board Bridge Ministries Mr. Curtis O. Liles III Attorney Maynard, Cooper, & Gale, PC Mr. Henry S. Long, Jr. Architect Henry Sprott Long & Associates, Inc. Mr. Nimrod W. E. Long III Landscape Architect Nimrod Long and Associates, Inc. Mr. Thomas G. Luckie Vice President Luckie & Company Mr. C. Alan Martin Executive Vice President Alabama Power Company Mr. Gordon G. Martin Vice President, Southern Division Southern Company Generation Ms. Kristie C. McCullough Executive Director Oasis Women’s Counseling Center Ms. Kathy G. Mezrano President and Chief Executive Officer Kathy G. & Company Hon. Quitman J. Mitchell Former Mayor City of Bessemer

Ms. Samuetta P. Nesbitt Director of Communications The United Way of Central Alabama

Mr. Steven T. Stine Senior Attorney Vulcan Materials Company

Dr. Kenneth B. Botsford Physician, Infectious Disease Southview Medical Group, PC

Rev. Ronald E. Nored Executive Director B.E.A.T.

Mr. Kevin R. Stump, Sr. Founder/President-Energy Marketing Interconn Resources, Inc.

Mr. R. Steve Briggs Executive Vice President Protective Life Insurance Company

Mr. John O. Northrop, Jr. Executive Director Alabama School of Fine Arts

Mr. James A. Taylor, Jr. Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Director The Bank of Birmingham

Dr. Clint E. Bruess Professor of Education and Chair of the Division of Education Birmingham-Southern College

Ms. Margaret A. Thomas Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Frontier National Corporation

Dr. Natalie Davis Professor of Political Science Birmingham-Southern College

Mr. Steven R. Odle SouthTrust Insurance Mr. Henry Craft O’Neal Senior Vice President O’Neal Steel, Inc. Ms. Paulette R. Pearson College Admission Counselor Hoover High School

Mr. Temple W. Tutwiler III Former President Tutwiler Investments

Mr. Tim Petro President Tim Petro, Inc.

Dr. Cameron M. Vowell Chair, Board of Directors The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

Mr. Curtis C. Pickens Manager, External Affairs BellSouth Telecommunications

Mr. Robin A. Wade III President Wade Sand & Gravel Company, Inc.

Ms. June Pryor Manager/Administrator Hulsey & Hulsey

Ms. Jan Wells Birmingham

Mr. Conrad W. Rafield III Owner Rafield Investment Company, Inc. Mr. Scott B. Reed, Sr. Senior Vice President/Branch Administrator Regions Bank Mr. E. Mabry Rogers Attorney Bradley, Arant, Rose, and White Mr. John D. Saxon Attorney John D. Saxon, PC Ms. Barbara C. Sirmans Director The Birmingham Public Library Mr. Terry L. Smiley District Manager Alabama Gas Company Mr. Vincent A. Smith Sloss Development Group Ms. Carole C. Smitherman Attorney Smitherman & Smitherman Mr. Robert H. Sprain, Jr. Attorney Sadler, Sullivan, Sharp, & Van Tassel, PC

Mr. George F. Wheelock III President The George F. Wheelock Company Mr. Arnold P. Whitmore Managing Owner Pride Restaurants, LLC Mr. John R. Williamson President/Owner Williamson Oil Company, Inc. Mr. James D. Willis Editor and President Birmingham Post-Herald Mr. Foster F. Yeilding Vice President of Operations House of Threads Mr. John P. Zimmerman President and Chief Creative Officer O2 Ideas, Inc. Edward Lee Norton Board of Advisors for Management and Professional Education 2002-2003 Executive Committee Mr. David L. Carder, Chair Retired President Vulcan Lands

Mr. Lane Estes Executive Assistant to the President Birmingham-Southern College Mr. Alain J. Gallet President Gallet & Associates, Inc. Dr. Susan Hagen Mary Collett Munger Professor of English and Associate Dean of the College Mr. Randall L. Haines President Compass Bank Mr. Robert Holmes, Jr. Senior Vice President of Ethics and Business Practices Alabama Power Company Ms. Jeanne Jackson Director of The Hess Center for Leadership and Service Birmingham-Southern College Dr. Edward LaMonte Howell Heflin Professor of Political Science, Vice President for Administration, and Director of International Programs Birmingham-Southern College Ms. Karole F. Lloyd Managing Partner Ernst & Young, LLP Mr. Harry L. Nelson Director of Information Services Vulcan Materials Company Dr. H. Irvin Penfield Provost Birmingham-Southern College Mr. James I. Rotenstreich Chief Executive Officer JHF Holdings, Inc. Dr. Jeannette Runquist Professor of Biology Birmingham-Southern College

Dr. Neal R. Berte President Birmingham-Southern College


Mr. Daniel F. Sansone President, Southern Division Vulcan Materials Company Dr. David Schedler Associate Professor of Chemistry Birmingham-Southern College Dr. Shirley Schooley Associate Professor of Business Administration Birmingham-Southern College Ms. Jane S. Seigel Director of Career Counseling Birmingham-Southern College Mr. Kirby Sevier Attorney Maynard, Cooper, & Gale, PC Dr. Ron Stunda Associate Professor of Accounting Birmingham-Southern College

Ms. Carol M. Johnson Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer EBSCO Industries, Inc. Mr. David P. Kassouf Partner L. Paul Kassouf & Company, PC Mr. Gerard J. Kassouf President L. Paul Kassouf & Company, PC Dr. George F. Klersey EBSCO Professor of Accounting Birmingham-Southern College Ms. Cathy B. Nazeer Former Chief Financial Officer Brookwood Medical Center

Dr. Tara Sudderth Donald C. Brabston Professor of Accounting and Dean of Business and Graduate Programs Birmingham-Southern College

Mr. Howard B. Nelson, Jr. Chief Financial Officer Colonial Properties Trust

Dr. Jack A. Taylor Joseph S. Bruno Professor of Retailing Birmingham-Southern College

Mr. Robert E. Nesbitt Vice President AmSouth Bank

Dr. Richard S. Turner James T. Stephens Professor of Computer Science Birmingham-Southern College

Mr. William M. Owens Partner Ernst & Young, LLP

Mr. John N. Wrinkle Bradley, Arant, Rose, & White Mr. Frank M. Young III Haskell, Slaughter, & Young, LLC Norton Board Accounting Advisory Committee Ms. Karole Lloyd, Chair Managing Partner Ernst & Young, LLP Mr. J. Lester Alexander III President Tait Advisory Services, LLC Mr. Richard L. Bozzelli Vice President and Chief Financial Officer EBSCO Industries, Inc.


Mr. Don J. Giardina President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer The Bank

Mr. James L. Richardson Certified Public Accountant Sellers, Richardson, Watson, Haley, and Logan, LLP Ms. Paula Rushing Vice President, Finance Energen Corporation

Mr. William E. Zales, Jr. Vice President, Secretary and Assistant Treasurer Alabama Power Company Norton Board Business Administration Advisory Committee Mr. Randall L. Haines, Chair President Compass Bank Mr. William P. Acker III Principal and Co-Founder Private Capital Corporation Mr. David R. Belcher President Royal Oldsmobile & Saturn of Birmingham Mr. Harry B. Bressler Retired Steiner-Bressler Advertising Ms. Barbara MacLeod Bushnell Commercial Leasing, Sales & Development Johnson-Rast & Hays Mr. Thomas Carruthers III President Carruthers Real Estate Company Mr. Charles R. Chamblee Retired Partner Ernst & Young, LLP Dr. E. Byron Chew B. A. Monaghan Professor of Management Birmingham-Southern College Mrs. Sallie C. Creel President and Owner Thrifty Car Rental Mr. C. Coleman Daniel II Broker Associate/Commercial Division Lawrence-Arendall-Humphries Real Estate

Mr. Garland Russell Smith Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Active Services Corporation

Mr. William Eugene Davenport President and Chief Operating Officer Russell Lands, Inc.

Ms. Rhonda C. Striplin Frazier & Deeter, LLC

Mr. William T. Graves Retired Executive Vice President Torchmark Corporation

Dr. Ronald A. Stunda Associate Professor of Accounting Birmingham-Southern College

Mr. David Hosokawa Retired CEO and Vice Chairman TMP Worldwide

Mr. Donald C. Brabston Retired Ernst & Young

Dr. Tara Sudderth Donald C. Brabston Professor of Accounting and Dean of Business and Graduate Programs Birmingham-Southern College

Mr. Philip C. Jackson, Jr. Retired Vice Chairman Central Bank of the South

Ms. Kelli Jones Busby Audit Senior Manager KPMG, LLP

Mrs. Cynthia M. Vice Director, Internal Audit Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

Mr. William P. (Bill) Lewis General Manager U.S. Steel Fairfield Works

Mr. Jerry DeFoor Vice President and Controller Protective Life Corporation

Mr. Timothy W. York Shareholder/CPA/Senior Manager Dixon Odom, PLLC

Mr. Donald S. Lundy Financial Advisor Morgan Stanley

Dr. Cecilia McInnis-Bowers Elton B. Stephens Professor of Sales/ Sales Management and Marketing Birmingham-Southern College Mr. M. Lee Mitchell Former Chairman of the Board Innovative Underwriters Mr. Jack L. Naramore President and CEO, Birmingham Region Colonial Bank Mr. Henry B. Ray, Jr. Vice Chairman and CAO RealtySouth Mr. William A. Roberts Owner Roberts Enterprises Mr. Tommy J. Sanders Sr. Vice President, Human Resources/Administration Baptist Health System Dr. Shirley Schooley Associate Professor of Business Administration Birmingham-Southern College Mr. James E. Seale Retired BellSouth Telecommunications Mr. David L. Silverstein Principal Bayer Properties, Inc. Ms. Julie M. Strauss Director of Marketing Golden Flake Snack Foods, Inc. Mr. Robert H. Yoe, III Crescent Hosiery Mr. Harris H. Wheeler President Wheeler Advertising, Inc. Norton Board Education Advisory Committee Mr. Clarke H. Gillespy, Chair Vice President SouthTrust Bank of Alabama Dr. Clint E. Bruess Professor of Education and Chair of the Division of Education Birmingham-Southern College Mr. William Butler, Jr. Senior Vice President Compass Bank Mr. Charles A. Collat, Sr. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mayer Electric Supply Company

Dr. Jack Farr Superintendent Hoover Board of Education

Dr. D. Bruce Irwin Chairman of the Board, CEO and President American Family Care, Inc.

Dr. Ethel H. Hall Vice President, Fourth District Alabama State Board of Education

Dr. Richard A. Lytle Surgeon Wood, Lytle, Perry, & Heinzman, PC

Dr. Linda Houghton Superintendent Bessemer City Board of Education

Dr. Rodney W. Nowakowski Optometry Chief of Staff UAB School of Optometry

Mr. Ronald A. Levitt Partner Walston, Wells, Anderson, & Bains, LLP

Dr. Jeannette Runquist Professor of Biology Birmingham-Southern College

Dr. Bobby G. Neighbors Superintendent Jefferson County Board of Education

Dr. P. Lauren Savage, Jr. Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Alabama Orthopedic & Spine Center, PC

Dr. Jodi Newton Superintendent Homewood Board of Education

Dr. Kurt A. Senn Anesthesiologist Anesthesiologists Associated, PC

Dr. Jera G. Stribling Executive Director Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation

Dr. Sharon Ann Spencer Associate Professor, School of Medicine University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mr. G. Thomas Surtees Vice President, Human Resources Citation Corporation

Ms. Yvette Spencer Registered Nurse, Director of Health Services Birmingham-Southern College

Mr. Donald B. Sweeney, Jr. Attorney Bradley, Arant, Rose, & White, LLP

Dr. Clyde T. Stanton Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Division of Math and Science Birmingham-Southern College

Norton Board Health Careers Advisory Committee Dr. Kenneth B. Botsford, Chair Physician, Infectious Disease Southview Medical Group Dr. Kevin J. Alexander Dentist Kevin J. Alexander, DMD Dr. Robert M. Brissie Jefferson County Medical Examiner Cooper Green Hospital Dr. Eli I. Capilouto School of Public Health University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. William James Tapscott, Sr. General Surgeon Baptist Medical Center-Montclair Ms. Kimberly M. Taylor Disease Intervention Program Supervisor Alabama Department of Public Health Dr. Jack W. Trigg, Jr. Retired Physician Southview Medical Group Dr. Ken B. Waites Professor Department of Pathology University of Alabama at Birmingham

Ms. Elizabeth Curry Dozier Director of Clinical Services HealthSouth Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital

Ms. Cassandra Winston-Griffin RN, MSN, CRNP-Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner University of Alabama at Birmingham

Ms. Antionette S. Epps COO and Administrator Cooper Green Hospital

Norton Board Hess Center for Leadership and Service Advisory Committee

Ms. Hala Fawal Program Manager, School of Public Health University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mr. R. Steve Briggs, Chair Executive Vice President Protective Life Insurance Company

Dr. Richard Minton Feist Ophthalmologist Retina Consultants of Alabama

Mr. David C. Adkisson President and Chief Executive Officer Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce


Mr. Michael A. Calvert President Operation New Birmingham

Mr. Afif K. Kanafani President Business & Investment Development Company

Mr. Ken R. Scarborough Former Director of Systems Planning HealthSouth Corporation

Ms. Maria B. Campbell Superintendent of Banks State of Alabama

Mr. David E. Kirkpatrick President Communication Network Corporation

Dr. Richard S. Turner James T. Stephens Professor of Computer Science Birmingham-Southern College

Mrs. Helene S. Elkus Birmingham

Dr. Edward LaMonte Howell Heflin Professor of Political Science, Vice President for Administration, and Director of International Programs Birmingham-Southern College

Ms. Rachel Estes Director of Service Learning Birmingham-Southern College Dr. Constance L. Hill Executive Director Bread & Roses/PATH Ms. Jeanne Jackson Director of The Hess Center for Leadership and Service Birmingham-Southern College Ms. Marsha S. Johnson Vice President, Birmingham Division Alabama Power Company Mrs. Virginia Walker Jones Director of Community Relations Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company Dr. William T. Myers Assistant Professor of Philosophy Birmingham-Southern College Ms. Elise M. Penfield Executive Director Leadership Birmingham Mr. Richard I. Pigford, Sr. President ArchitectureWorks Mr. Dudley C. Reynolds General Counsel and Secretary Energen Corporation Norton Board International Programs Advisory Committee Mr. Frank M. Young, III, Chair Attorney Haskell, Slaughter, Young, & Rediker, LLC


Ms. Anne Ledvina Associate Director of International Programs Birmingham-Southern College Mr. T. Barr Linton General Counsel Alabama Coal Recovery Mr. Daniel H. Markstein, III Attorney Maynard, Cooper, & Gale, PC Mr. Sid G. McNeal, Jr. Vice President, EBSCO International EBSCO Industries, Inc.

Norton Board Liberal Arts Advisory Committee Mr. Daniel F. Sansone, Chair President, Southern Division Vulcan Materials Company Dr. Paul Cleveland Associate Professor of Finance Birmingham-Southern College Mrs. Cathy O. Friedman Sales Director City Paper Company Dr. Susan Hagen Mary Collett Munger Professor of English and Associate Dean of the College Birmingham-Southern College

Mrs. Goldie Paine Retired President Amerex Corporation

Mr. Joseph William Hamer Sr. Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Protective Life Corporation

Dr. Tara Sudderth Donald C. Brabston Professor of Accounting and Dean of Business and Graduate Programs Birmingham-Southern College

Mr. William E. Matthews V Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Alabama National Bancorporation

Mr. Floris van Os International Sales, Marketing, and Business Development

Ms. Dianne A. Mooney Vice President, Executive Director Southern Living at HOME

Norton Board Learning Technology Advisory Committee

Dr. H. Irvin Penfield Provost Birmingham-Southern College

Mr. Harry L. Nelson, Chair Director of Information Services Vulcan Materials Company Ms. Christann D. Burke Manager, Library and E-Commerce Interfacing EBSCO Industries, Inc.

Dr. Frank E. Adams, Sr. Director of Education and Community Service Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

Mr. O. B. Grayson Hall, Jr. Executive Vice President, Operations and Technology AmSouth Bank

Ambassador John Blane Career Foreign Service Officer - Retired Ambassador

Dr. Charles G. Mason Superintendent Mountain Brook Board of Education

Mr. C. H. “Stretch� Dunn Retired Leader of Change BE&K, Inc.

Mr. Charles M. Murrell Executive Vice President SouthTrust Bank of Alabama

Ms. Iris L. Gross Executive Director Birmingham Festival of Arts

Mr. Billy Pennington Associate Professor of Library Science and Library Director Birmingham-Southern College

Dr. Thomas N. Rains President The Alabama Council on Economic Education Ms. Jane S. Seigel Director of Career Counseling Birmingham-Southern College Norton Board Mentor Advisory Committee Mr. James I. Rotenstreich, Chair Chief Executive Officer JHF Holdings, Inc. Mr. Russell W. Chambliss President and Chief Executive Officer Mason Corporation Mr. John J. Cowin President and Treasurer Cowin & Company, Inc.

Dr. John A. Floyd, Jr. Vice President and Editor Southern Living Ms. Eleanor B. Griffin Executive Editor Southern Living Mr. J. Wayne Houston Vice President, Human Resources Vulcan Materials Company Dr. Alan W. Litsey Associate Professor of Theatre Birmingham-Southern College Mr. Wilmer S. Poynor, III CLU New York Life Insurance Company Ms. Dena Sarris Executive Vice President The Bank Ms. Jane S. Seigel Director of Career Counseling Birmingham-Southern College Mr. Robert C. Stewart Executive Director Alabama Humanities Foundation Mr. Robert Wayne Tapscott, Jr. Partner/Attorney Maynard, Cooper, & Gale, PC Dr. Jack A. Taylor Joseph S. Bruno Professor of Marketing Birmingham-Southern College Dr. Bobby S. Terry President and Editor The Alabama Baptist Mr. Fletcher Yeilding President ATOZ Management, Inc. Mrs. DeLynn Moring Zell Partner/Certified Financial Planner First Financial Group of the South Norton Board The Master of Arts in Public and Private Management (MPPM) Board of Overseers Mr. Robert Holmes, Jr., Chair Senior Vice President of Ethics and Business Practices Alabama Power Company Dr. E. Byron Chew B. A. Monaghan Professor of Management Birmingham-Southern College Ms. Sandra Mitchell Cleveland Account Manager Nowlin & Associates

Mr. Mike Coppage Director Department of Public Safety State of Alabama

Mr. J. Donald Thornburgh, Sr. Assistant to the Vice President, Research and Environmental Affairs Southern Company Services, Inc.

Mr. Douglas B. Dean Vice President, Human Resources Children’s Health System of Alabama

Mr. Stephen A. Yoder Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary AmSouth Bank

Dr. David Dyson President and Senior Lecturer Dyson Institute

Mr. Gary C. Youngblood President and Chief Operating Officer Energen Corporation

Mr. William F. Foreman, III President Foreman & Associates

Norton Board Pre-Engineering Advisory Committee

Mr. W. Gordon Graham Director of Personnel City of Birmingham

Mr. Alain J. Gallet, Chair President Gallet & Associates, Inc.

Mr. Robert Holmes, Jr. Sr. Vice President of Ethics & Business Practices Alabama Power Company

Ms. Lowell K. Christy President Christy/Cobb, Inc.

Mrs. Mickey J. Jones Vice President, Human Resources Carraway Methodist Medical Center

Mr. J. Carroll Hastings Retired South Central Bell

Ms. Susan W. Matlock Executive Director Entrepreneurial Center

Mr. Dale M. Lloyd General Manager of Technical Services Alabama Power Company

Ms. Andrea G. McCaskey Vice President, Alabama Community Affairs AmSouth Bank, N.A.

Dr. David Schedler Associate Professor of Chemistry Birmingham-Southern College

Dr. Cecilia McInnis-Bowers Elton B. Stephens Professor of Sales/ Sales Management and Marketing Birmingham-Southern College

Dr. Edmund P. Segner, Jr. Professor Emeritus University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mr. Mark E. Midyette Account Services Executive Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama Mr. Melvin E. Miller Director Birmingham Park and Recreation Board Ms. Jacquelyn S. Shaia Birmingham Dr. Robert Slagter Chair, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science Birmingham-Southern College Ms. Barrie B. Stokes, Esq. Senior Associate Counsel Protective Life Corporation Dr. Tara Sudderth Donald C. Brabston Professor of Accounting and Dean of Business and Graduate Programs Birmingham-Southern College

Mr. Jeffrey I. Stone Chief Operating Officer Brasfield & Gorrie, Inc. Norton Board Pre-Law Advisory Committee Mr. Kirby Sevier, Chair Attorney Maynard, Cooper, & Gale, PC Mr. Paul P. Bolus Partner/Attorney Burr & Forman, LLP Ms. Judith S. Crittenden Attorney Crittenden & Martin Dr. Natalie Davis Professor of Political Science Birmingham-Southern College Mr. Denson N. Franklin III Partner Bradley, Arant, Rose, & White


Mr. Edward L. Hardin, Jr. Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Director Caremark RX, Inc. Mr. James F. Hughey, Jr. Managing Partner Balch & Bingham, LLP Mr. Chervis Isom, Jr. Senior Partner/Attorney Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, and Berkowitz G. Douglas Jones, Esq. Attorney Whatley Drake, LLC Mr. Mac M. Moorer Managing Partner Lightfoot, Franklin, & White, LLC Ms. Annetta W. Nunn Chief Birmingham Police Department Ms. Lenora W. Pate Attorney Sirote & Permutt, PC Mr. Charles A. Powell III Senior Partner/Attorney Johnston, Barton, Proctor, & Powell Mr. James M. Proctor II Vice President and General Counsel McWane, Inc. Ms. Carol Ann Smith Senior Partner/Attorney Smith & Ely, LLP Hon. Sandra Hendrickson Storm Presiding Circuit Judge Family Court of Jefferson County Mr. John N. Wrinkle Bradley, Arant, Rose, & White Committee for the Preservation of the President’s Home Mrs. Ruby Ansley, Honorary Chairperson Mrs. Ann Adams Mr. Eddie Aldridge Mrs. Sheila Atchison Mrs. Lyndra Daniel Dr. Wayne Echols Mrs. Millie Hulsey Mr. George Jenkins Mrs. Virginia Ladd Mrs. Rose Lee Mr. Hank Long Mr. Nimrod Long Mrs. Katherine McTyeire Dr. John Poynor Mr. Vaughn Rives Mrs. Julie Stephens Mr. Jerry West Mrs. Louise Wrinkle


Dr. Neal Berte, ex officio Mr. Morris Hackney, ex officio

ENDOWMENT BUILDERS SO CIETY Birmingham-Southern’s most prestigious donor recognition group honors those supporters who have endowed a scholarship or other fund or who have made some form of deferred gift to the college. Membership as of September 8, 2003. Hal and Judy Abroms William M. Acker and Martha W. Acker Donald L. Adams, Ph.D. Mrs. Donelson Adams (Ann Evins) Dr. George Marshall Adams Mr. and Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge Howard C. Aldridge Miss Catherine Anzovino Mr. and Mrs. W. Michael Atchison Mrs. Jemile W. Azar (Adele) Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Bailey Mrs. Frank Bainbridge (Mildred Mims) Clyde D. Baker Mr. and Mrs. David R. Baker Miss Ola Grace Baker Bob and Peggy Bales The Reverend and Mrs. W. Hugh Barber (Edith Otts) John B. Barnett III and Rebecca Lewis Barnett William R. Battle III Dr. William R. Bennett Mrs. David P. Bergin (Marion Mayer) Dr. and Mrs. Neal R. Berte Elise Berthon Evelyn V. and Julian G. Bishop Geneva Blackburn George Anderson Blinn Mr. and Mrs. W. Houston Blount Virginia Boteler Dr. Etheline Bounds Bill and Claire S. Bouton Buford Bowen Kenneth W. Bramlett, M.D. Valera M. Brasfield John H. and Edna Earle Brewer Mr. and Mrs. Houston A. Brice, Jr. Steve and Lynn Briggs Dr. Loretta G. Brown Mrs. Joseph S. Bruno The Reverend and Mrs. Joseph H. Bullington, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Peter Douglas Bunting Mrs. William S. Burks, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Paul W. Burleson Mrs. Leonard M. Butsch, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Byrne Mildred Tillman Camp (Mrs. Ehney A. Camp, Jr.) Charles B. and Kelly Carlton Gerda L. Carmichael Eulette Francis Carter Thomas C., Jr., and Olive E. Casaday

Charles Tyler Clark Martha W. (Sue) Clisby Dr. Caroline Postelle Clotfelter Dr. and Mrs. Samuel K. Cohn Jeannie Bennett Cole Pat Courington, Jr. A. Lucile Cox, Ph.D. Richard and Wendy Crew Myra Green Crump Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Daniel Martha Stone Cobb Daniel Mrs. Clarence W. Daugette, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. M. Preston Daugherty, Jr. Sandra R. and Gene Davenport Mrs. Charles D. Davis, Jr. Hartwell and Martha Davis Miss Myrtis Davis Joe and Ellen Dean Mr. Joe Dean, Sr. Dr. Ann Rose Humphreys Denton Alline Branscomb Dill (Mrs. Charles L. Dill, Jr.) Mildred Clotfelter Doggett Sue (McNamee) and Frank M. Dominick, Jr. Charles S. Doster Dr. Dan E. Douglas William and Sandra Dowell Bishop and Mrs. Paul A. Duffey David Hilton Dyson Mrs. Margaret Easter Mr. and Mrs. William J. Edwards Raymond T. Elgin Ann Z. Elliott Dr. John Durr Elmore and Marilyn Williams Elmore William David Eppes William Rector Erwin, Jr., and Catherine Ann Blue Bill and Gloria Eubank John C. Evins Mrs. Albert L. Fairley Mrs. James V. Fairley Rebecca Kirczow Falkenberry Joseph M. Farley Murray C. Fincher Az and Janet Flowers Mrs. Marguerite Folkerth Lottie Mae Franklin Dr. Rosemary F. Franklin Katherine L. Freeman Betty Davis Freudenburg Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lynn Fricks (Dot Hudgins) Edward M. Friend III Daniel T. Fulton Roy Gersten Dr. Thomas J. Gibbs, Jr. Wayne and Karen Gillis Mr. and Mrs. Sam D. Glenn (Julia Ann Gilmer) Anne Ellis Godwin Dora (Henley) Going Tolbert G. Griffin Mr. and Mrs. T. Morris Hackney H. Bert Hallock David W. and Edith P. Hamilton Mrs. John M. Harbert III Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Hardin, Jr. David Ellison Hatcher The Honorable and Mrs. Howell T. Heflin

Phil and Betsy Henle Donald and Ronne Hess David B. Hezlep J. Ernest Hill and Ora Lee Hill Dr. and Mrs. James Holladay (Billie Doughty) Mr. Everett H. Holle Dr. John M. Howard Robert F. Howard Charles Hugh Hudgins Jim and Judith Humphreys M. Clayton Humphries, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Ikenberry (Janice Turnipseed) Mrs. Robert I. Ingalls, Jr. (Marie) Dorothy T. Ireland Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Ireland II Philip C. Jackson, Jr. George L. Jenkins Thomas E. and Donna Jernigan Abner C. Johnson Dr. and Mrs. Michael N. Johnston Mrs. Helen Justice Paul and Naomi Kassouf Mrs. Lucille B. Katz John and Sam Kelley (Sharon Phillips) J. B. Key Eleanor E. Kidd Wayne W. Killion, Jr. Mrs. Maynard Kniskern (Ora Lazenby) Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Kuehn, Jr. Kathy Evins Kyzer John W. Lapsley, Jr. Mr. Benny LaRussa, Jr. Bob and Anne Ledbetter Diane and Reid Ledbetter Dr. and Mrs. Roy H. Ledbetter, Jr. Jack Ledford Barbara J. Lee Mr. and Mrs. James C. Lee, Jr. Emily Reaves Leischuck and Dr. Gerald S. Leischuck Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Lerer Ken and Dot Liles Harriett Owens Livingston Jeffery G. Looney and Bellamy South Looney John W. Lovin, Jr. Robert E. Luckie, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. John M. Malone, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. H. Newton Malony (Suzanna) Dr. and Mrs. John A. Maloof, Jr. Dr. Grace E. and Francisco Marquez Mr. and Mrs. Andrew S. Martin (Kathy H.) Mrs. Frank Martin, Jr. Melinda and Bill Mathews Miss Martha Franklin Matthews George McAdams Walter C. and D’Anne McCoy Earl McDonald William C. McDonald III Robert P. McGregor Mr. and Mrs. Lee McGriff, Jr. (Acky) Theresa Moore McMackin Virginia D. McMahan Miss Wilhelmina J. McPheron Mrs. Francis Lee McRae Mr. and Mrs. William W. McTyeire, Jr. Dr. Martha Merrill Mrs. Ed Mollison Margaret R. Monaghan H. Theron and Patricia Montgomery

Phyllis M. Montgomery Andrew (Jack) Moore Bishop and Mrs. Robert C. Morgan (Martha Storey) Dr. Richard and Jessie Morland Amy and Wayne Morse Ms. Elise Moss Mr. and Mrs. Richard Munson (Gwendolyn Harris) John P. and Nancy S. Myer Hugh and Ann Neighbors Harold B. Nicrosi The Reverend James G. O’Quinn Mrs. Marjorie C. Paden Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Paine Thomas A. and Dorothy S. Parker Mr. and Mrs. G. Thomas Patton, Jr. (Hope Kirby) Albert M. and Martha Pearson Nelsie Hodgins Petersen Mrs. J. Dudley Pewitt (Betty Hightower) William B. Philips, Jr. Carol P. and Wilmer S. Poynor III Dr. William E. Putnam Betty Davidson Raessler Mr. and Mrs. William B. Reed Evelyn C. Reynolds Betty Ann (Hard) Rhodes Arthur M. and Reba B. Ribe Mrs. Mary O. Rice Robert S. Richard Mr. Richard S. Riley Dowd and Susan Burke Ritter Mrs. Felix C. Robb John E. and Jo M. Robinson Mrs. Sarah Hoffman Robinson Mr. and Mrs. William J. Rushton III Mr. and Mrs. George B. Salem Mr. and Mrs. E. Frank Schmidt Ronald W. and Dr. Sharon W. Self Dr. Mary Jane Sepmeier Kirby and Becky Sevier Ben Wilson Sims Catherine Anville Sims John Louis Sims Dr. and Mrs. Jerry E. Sisson (Laura) Mr. and Mrs. Herbert A. Sklenar Martha C. Slaughter Mr. and Mrs. George A. Smith, Jr. Julian, Donna and Houston Smith Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Sorenson (Frances Friddle) Mrs. William M. Spencer III Robert H. Sprain, Jr. Gloria Spruill Mr. and Mrs. Jack Standridge S. C. (Buddy) and Patricia Stanford Elton B. Stephens Michael E. Stephens June C. Stevens Larry D. Striplin, Jr. Kevin and Jane Stump Ann Sullivan Bill Sulzby Gary D. Talbert Mr. and Mrs. Hall Thompson Dr. and Mrs. Major C. Thompson Marian P. Tortomase Samuel E. Urmey Dr. Charles B. Vail Elbert S. Walker

Dr. James H. Walker, Sr. Mrs. Charles V. Walton Frederic H. Wallwork Mike and Anne Warren Bobbye Jo and Emmett B. Weaver Laura M. and Dr. Oliver C. Weaver, Jr. Katherine S. and Warren E. Weed Mr. and Mrs. Leonard J. Weil Mrs. Gabriella C. White The Reverend and Mrs. Byron Lee White Katherine Moriarty Whitten (Mrs. Norman) Dr. Evelyn V. Wiley Butch and Charlotte Williams Janice Henry Williams Mr. John A. Williamson Nancy Whatley Wingard Dannella M. Winston Emily Bell Wirtes Harriet and Manly Yeilding Mrs. William W. Youngblood (Lurline Davis Youngblood) Alan K. Zeigler ANONYMOUS (2)


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