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1987<br />

ROBERT B.<br />

ADERHOLT


1987 The Hon. Robert B. Aderholt<br />

Hometown: Haleyville<br />

BA, History and Political<br />

Science, 1987<br />

JD, Cumberland School of<br />

Law, 1990<br />

U.S. HOUSE OF<br />

REPRESENTATIVES<br />

(AL-04)<br />

1997-present<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Chair, Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor<br />

Health & Human Services, and Education;<br />

• Member, Commerce, Justice and Science<br />

Subcommittee; Defense Subcommittee<br />

• BSC Outstanding Young <strong>Alumni</strong> Award, 2007


1990<br />

CAROLINE MCDONALD<br />

ADERHOLT


1990 Caroline McDonald Aderholt<br />

Hometown: Huntsville<br />

BA/BS, Political Science and<br />

Business Management, 1990<br />

OWNER, MANAGER<br />

AND SHAREHOLDER,<br />

McDonald Farms<br />

Partnership<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• BSC Student Government Association President<br />

1989-1990<br />

• Auburn University Trustee, 2022-present<br />

• Committee Co-Chair for Women’s Events,<br />

National Prayer Breakfast<br />

• Yellowhammer News Woman of Impact, <strong>2024</strong>


1989<br />

HELEN KRONTIRAS<br />

ANDERSON


1989 Helen Krontiras Anderson, MD<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

BS in Biology, 1989<br />

MD, UAB, 1994<br />

Residency, 2000<br />

BREAST SURGICAL<br />

ONCOLOGIST AND<br />

MEDICAL DIRECTOR,<br />

UAB Multidisciplinary<br />

Breast Clinic<br />

DIRECTOR OF<br />

CLINICAL AFFAIRS,<br />

O’Neal Cancer Service Line<br />

HALL OF FAME HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• BSC Distinguished <strong>Alumni</strong> Award, 2014<br />

• Association of Women Surgeons<br />

Distinguished Member, 2023


1997<br />

GINNY PHILLIPS<br />

ASHE


1997 Ginny Phillips Ashe<br />

Hometown: Montgomery<br />

BS in Political Journalism,<br />

Phi Beta Kappa, 1997<br />

NOVELIST<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Debut novel The Well and The Mine won<br />

2009 Barnes & Noble Discover Award<br />

• Fierce Kingdom named one of the New York<br />

Times Book Review’s Best Crime Novels of<br />

2017<br />

• BSC Outstanding Young <strong>Alumni</strong> Award, 2009


2012<br />

HILLARY<br />

BEARD


2012 Hillary Beard<br />

Hometown: Guntersville<br />

BA, Political Science, 2012<br />

CHIEF OF STAFF,<br />

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Student Government Association Executive<br />

Vice President, 2011-2012<br />

• Legislative Intern, Hispanic Interest Coalition<br />

of Alabama, 2012<br />

• Intern, Legislative/Press Assistant, Senior<br />

Policy Advisor, Legislative Director in Sewell<br />

office, 2012-2020; named Chief of Staff in<br />

December 2020


1940<br />

HENRIETTA<br />

BOGGS


1940 Henrietta Longstreet Boggs<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

BA in English, 1940<br />

AUTHOR<br />

JOURNALIST<br />

FIRST LADY OF COSTA RICA<br />

GAME-CHANGER HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• First Lady of Second Republic of Costa Rica,<br />

1948-1949<br />

• Led effort to win voting rights for<br />

Costa Rican women<br />

• Author, Married to a Legend: My Life with<br />

Don Pepe, 2008<br />

• Co-Founder, River Region Living magazine,<br />

Montgomery


1977<br />

KENNETH<br />

BRAMLETT


1977 Dr. Kenneth Bramlett<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

BS, summa cum laude,<br />

Chemistry, 1977;<br />

MD, UAB School of Medicine, 1981<br />

Fellowships at Harvard, St. Joseph’s<br />

in Boston, and Hanover, Germany,<br />

1987-1988<br />

ORTHOPEDIC<br />

SURGEON<br />

and<br />

PROBLEM SOLVER<br />

HALL OF FAME HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Developed minimally invasive techniques for<br />

hip, shoulder, knee, foot, and ankle problems for<br />

athletes and arthritis patients<br />

• Internationally recognized for patient outcomes<br />

and cost-effective results<br />

• Has performed more than 30,000 orthopedic<br />

procedures over his career<br />

• BSC Distinguished <strong>Alumni</strong> Award, 2007


2000<br />

EMILY KYZER<br />

BROWNE


2000 Emily Kyzer Browne<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

BS in Biology, magna cum laude,<br />

Phi Beta Kappa, 2000;<br />

M.S. in Nursing,<br />

Vanderbilt University, 2002;<br />

Doctor of Nursing Practice,<br />

Vanderbilt University, 2013<br />

DIRECTOR OF<br />

TRANSITION<br />

ONCOLOGY,<br />

St. Jude Children’s<br />

Research Hospital,<br />

Memphis<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Diagnosed with cancer in her teens;<br />

continued treatment while a BSC student<br />

• BSC Outstanding Young <strong>Alumni</strong> Award, 2011<br />

• Memphis Business Journal<br />

Top 40 Under 40, 2006


2001<br />

ANSLEY COLLINS<br />

BROWNS


2001 Ansley Collins Browns<br />

Hometown: Tallahassee<br />

BS in Mathematics,<br />

Phi Beta Kappa, 2001<br />

MANAGER OF<br />

INTERNATIONAL SPACE<br />

STATION PAYLOADS<br />

and COMMERCIAL<br />

FACILITIES BRANCH<br />

NASA, Houston<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Harrison Honors Program project at BSC led to<br />

22-year career at NASA<br />

• Now leads team of engineers who manage<br />

research equipment onboard the Space Station<br />

• BSC Outstanding Young <strong>Alumni</strong> Award, 2014


2015<br />

RACHEL<br />

BUCHAN


2015 Rachel Buchan<br />

Hometown: Leeds<br />

BS in Psychology and Religion,<br />

Phi Beta Kappa, 2015<br />

Master’s Degree in Peace and<br />

Conflict Studies via Rotary<br />

International Peace Fellowship,<br />

University of Queensland, 2021<br />

ECONOMIC<br />

DEVELOPMENT<br />

SPECIAL PROJECTS<br />

MANAGER<br />

City of <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Fulbright Scholar, Kabaruk, Turkey, 2015-2016<br />

• BSC Rising Star Award, 2017<br />

• BSC Honors Day Speaker, 2023


2016<br />

HANNAH M.<br />

BYRNE


2016 Hannah M. Byrne<br />

Hometown: Chattanooga<br />

BA in History, 2016;<br />

MA, Public History,<br />

American University, 2019<br />

CREATOR OF<br />

MULTIMEDIA<br />

EXPERIENCES<br />

in multiple languages<br />

at museums and tourist<br />

sites across the world<br />

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR<br />

• Produces multimedia experiences in multiple<br />

languages at museums and tourist sites<br />

across the world<br />

• Program Assistant, Smithsonian Institution<br />

Archives, 2019-2022<br />

• BSC Rising Star Award, 2020


2012<br />

JENNIFER<br />

COMMANDER


2012 Jennifer Commander<br />

Hometown: Auburn<br />

BA in English and Spanish,<br />

magna cum laude,<br />

Phi Beta Kappa, 2012<br />

JD, magna cum laude,<br />

Washington & Lee University, 2016,<br />

Order of the Coif,<br />

Editor-in-Chief of Law Review<br />

ATTORNEY/<br />

ASSISTANT<br />

CORPORATE<br />

SECRETARY<br />

Vulcan Materials<br />

Company<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Associate, Bradley LLP, 2016-2022<br />

• BSC Young <strong>Alumni</strong> Council President, 2020-2022<br />

• BSC Outstanding Young <strong>Alumni</strong> Award, 2022


1966<br />

MILES<br />

COPELAND III


1966 Miles Copeland III<br />

Hometown: London, England<br />

BA in History, 1966<br />

MS in Economics<br />

American University of Beirut<br />

MUSIC IMPRESARIO<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Managed The Police, Sting, Wishbone Ash<br />

and numerous other bands and musicians<br />

• Founded I.R.S. Records and produced R.E.M.,<br />

The Go-Gos, The Bangles, Berlin, and more<br />

• Wrote Two Steps Forward, One Step Back:<br />

My Life in the Music Business, 2021<br />

• His father, Miles Copeland Jr., BSC Class of<br />

1941, established CIA presence in the<br />

Middle East after WWII


1953<br />

ALAN<br />

DIMICK


1953 Alan Dimick, MD<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

BS, Biology, 1953<br />

MD, UAB, 1958<br />

PIONEERING BURN<br />

and TRAUMA<br />

PHYSICIAN<br />

GAME-CHANGER HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• UAB faculty/clinical staff, 1963-1999<br />

• Led efforts to improve emergency care and<br />

disaster planning for <strong>Birmingham</strong>, including<br />

paramedic and EMT training for firefighters<br />

• Chaired State Emergency Medical Services<br />

Advisory Board, 1972-1986<br />

• Founded American Burn Association<br />

• Leadership <strong>Birmingham</strong> Class of 1998<br />

• BSC Distinguished <strong>Alumni</strong> Award, 1982


2001<br />

PRIM FORMBY<br />

ESCALONA


2001 Prim Formby Escalona<br />

Hometown: Wetumpka<br />

BS, Interdisciplinary Studies,<br />

magna cum laude,<br />

Phi Beta Kappa, 2001<br />

JD, summa cum laude,<br />

Order of the Coif,<br />

University of Alabama, 2004<br />

U.S. ATTORNEY<br />

for the Northern<br />

District of Alabama,<br />

2020-present<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Clerk for the Hon. William H. Pryor, Jr.,<br />

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit,<br />

2008-2009<br />

• Deputy Solicitor-General for the State of<br />

Alabama, 2011-2012<br />

• Multiple leadership positions in the<br />

U.S. Department of Justice, 2017-present


1954<br />

ABE<br />

FAWAL


1954 Abe Fawal<br />

Hometown: Ramallah, Palestine<br />

BS in Theatre, 1954<br />

MA in Film, UCLA<br />

PhD, University of Oxford, 1996<br />

FILMMAKER,<br />

AUTHOR,<br />

HISTORIAN<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• First Assistant Director on<br />

Lawrence of Arabia, 1962<br />

• Co-Founder, <strong>Birmingham</strong> International<br />

Educational Film Festival<br />

• Founder, Chair and Board Member,<br />

BSC Writing Today Conference<br />

• Author of On the Hills of God,<br />

set in 1947 Palestine<br />

• Winner of the PEN Oakland Award for<br />

Excellence in Literature


1996<br />

G. COURTNEY<br />

FRENCH


1996 G. Courtney French<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

BS, Secondary Education, 1995<br />

JD, Cumberland School of Law, 1998<br />

ATTORNEY;<br />

PRESIDENT,<br />

Courtney French<br />

Broadcasting<br />

(WATV 94.9)<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Clerk for Alabama Supreme Court Justice<br />

Ralph D. Cook, 1998-1999<br />

• Founding Partner, Petway French Ford LLP<br />

• President, Courtney French Broadcasting<br />

(WATV), 2017-present<br />

• Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, The National Trial<br />

Lawyers<br />

• 50 Future Leaders of America, Ebony Magazine<br />

• BSC Trustee, 2019-present


1964<br />

CHARLES<br />

GAINES


1964 Charles Gaines<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

BA, English, Phi Beta Kappa,<br />

1964; MFA, Writing,<br />

University of Iowa, 1967<br />

WRITER,<br />

INVENTOR OF<br />

PAINTBALL<br />

HALL OF FAME HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• 1972 novel Stay Hungry was basis for 1975<br />

film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and<br />

Sally Field, set and filmed in <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

• Two Emmys for TV writing<br />

• Using dye-pellet guns, devised a game that<br />

became paintball; co-founded company that<br />

standardized rules of the game and sold the<br />

first equipment<br />

• BSC Distinguished <strong>Alumni</strong> Award, 2005<br />

• Alabama Writers Hall of Fame, 2018<br />

• Alabama Writers Form Truman Capote<br />

Award, 2020


1979<br />

SHERYL SPEED<br />

GORDON


1979 Sheryl Speed Gordon<br />

Hometown: Selma<br />

BS in Biology, 1979;<br />

BS in Secondary Eduction-<br />

Biology/Chemistry, 1987<br />

MA, Educational Leadership,<br />

1993 AUM; MS, Military<br />

Strategic Studies, US Army<br />

War <strong>College</strong>, 2003<br />

ADJUTANT GENERAL<br />

Alabama<br />

National Guard<br />

2017-2023<br />

MVP HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• First female general officer in the<br />

Alabama National Guard<br />

• 43-year military career<br />

• Promoted to brigadier general in 2009<br />

• Promoted to major general in 2011


1941<br />

VIRGINIA VAN DER VEER<br />

HAMILTON


1941 Virginia Van der Veer Hamilton<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

BA in History, 1941;<br />

MA (1961) and PhD (1968) in<br />

History, University of Alabama<br />

(second woman to do so)<br />

PIONEERING<br />

HISTORIAN,<br />

EDUCATOR,<br />

and WRITER<br />

GAME-CHANGER HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Covered Capitol Hill and the White House for<br />

the AP during FDR and Truman administrations<br />

• Definitive biographer of US Supreme Court<br />

Justice Hugo Black and US Sen. Lister Hill<br />

• Among first to acknowledge contributions of<br />

women, Blacks, and native Americans in<br />

Alabama history textbooks


1944<br />

MARGUERITE JONES<br />

HARBERT


1944 Marguerite Jones Harbert<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

BA in Liberal Arts and<br />

Science, 1944<br />

PHILANTHROPIST<br />

HALL OF FAME HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Played soccer, volleyball, and basketball; ran<br />

track; named Outstanding Athlete all four years<br />

• Board of Regents, Smithsonian Institution<br />

• Trustee, <strong>Birmingham</strong> Museum of Art<br />

• Trustee: <strong>Birmingham</strong>-<strong>Southern</strong>, 1997-2012<br />

• BSC Sports Hall of Fame, 2006<br />

• BSC Honorary Doctorate, 1989


1943<br />

JAMES<br />

HATCHER


1943 James Hatcher<br />

Hometown: Enterprise<br />

BA, Theatre, 1943<br />

DIRECTOR AND<br />

PRODUCER<br />

HALL OF FAME HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Founder, Town & Gown Theater,<br />

<strong>Birmingham</strong> Summerfest<br />

• Co-Founder, Alabama Council on the Arts<br />

and Humanities, Alabama Ballet, <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

Festival of Arts<br />

• Directed Miss Alabama Pageant for decades;<br />

directed Miss America Pageant for television<br />

in 1960<br />

• Alabama State Chief of Protocol, 1983-1987<br />

• <strong>Birmingham</strong> Gallery of Distinguished Citizens, 1990


1999<br />

BRAD<br />

HAYES


1999 Brad Hayes<br />

Hometown: Mobile<br />

BA, Business Administration,<br />

cum laude, 1999;<br />

JD, University of Alabama, 2005<br />

LEGISLATIVE<br />

DIRECTOR,<br />

Office of<br />

Sen. Tommy Tuberville,<br />

2021-present<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Vice President of External Affairs,<br />

U.S. International Development Finance<br />

Corporation, 2020-2021<br />

• Leadership roles at US Department of Homeland<br />

Security, Office of Management and<br />

Budget, Customs and Border<br />

Protection, 2017-2020<br />

• Director of Congressional and Public Affairs,<br />

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2011-2017


2002<br />

WALKER<br />

HAYES


2002 Walker Hayes<br />

Hometown: Mobile<br />

BA in Music/Piano, 2002<br />

SINGER/SONGWRITER<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Moved to Nashville in 2005 to pursue career<br />

in country music<br />

• Wrote/co-wrote/sang guest vocals under<br />

contract to Capitol Records, 2005-2016<br />

• Viral hit “Fancy Like,” released in summer<br />

2021, reached on #3 on Billboard Hot 100<br />

and #1 on Hot Country Songs; by September<br />

2021, certified Gold and Platinum<br />

• “Fancy Like” TikTok video created with his<br />

children during the pandemic has nearly<br />

3 million likes to date


1980<br />

DONALD<br />

HEFLIN


1980 Donald Heflin<br />

Hometown: Huntsville<br />

BS, Political Science and Religion,<br />

Phi Beta Kappa 1980<br />

JD, University of Alabama, 1983<br />

MS, National Defense University,<br />

2004<br />

US AMBASSADOR<br />

and<br />

CAREER DIPLOMAT<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Numerous posts in the US Foreign Service,<br />

including Peru, India, Mexico, Zambis, Rwanda,<br />

Burundi, and the UK, 1987-2015<br />

• U.S. Ambassador to Cape Verde, 2015-2018<br />

• Minister-Counselor for Consular and Consulate<br />

Affairs in Mexico, 2018-2020<br />

• Executive Director, The Edward R. Murrow Center<br />

at The Fletcher School, Tufts University


1942<br />

HOWELL T.<br />

HEFLIN


1942 The Hon. Howell T. Heflin<br />

Hometown: Tuscumbia<br />

BA in History and Political<br />

Science, 1942<br />

JD, University of Alabama, 1948<br />

ALABAMA CHIEF<br />

JUSTICE<br />

and<br />

US SENATOR<br />

HALL OF FAME HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Alabama State Bar President, 1965-1966<br />

• 24th Chief Justice, Alabama Supreme Court,<br />

1971-1977<br />

• Champion of the Judicial Article of 1973<br />

• U.S. Senator, 1979-1997<br />

• Chair, Senate Ethics Committee, 1987-1992<br />

• BSC Honorary Doctorate, 1980


1972<br />

D. BRUCE<br />

IRWIN


1972 D. Bruce Irwin, MD<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

BS in Biology, 1972;<br />

MD, UAB, 1976<br />

PHYSICIAN<br />

and<br />

FOUNDER,<br />

American Family Care<br />

GAME-CHANGER HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Grew up watching doctors and nurses care for his<br />

disabled father; his BSC dorm room was the first<br />

bedroom he’d ever had<br />

• Turned a small clinic in Hoover into a 30-state<br />

network of more than 300 locations, forever<br />

changing the delivery of non-emergency urgent care


1950<br />

DONALD R.<br />

KAHN


1950 Donald R. Kahn, MD<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

BS in Pre-Med Studies, 1950<br />

MD, UAB ; Internship,<br />

Washington University at St. Louis<br />

Residencies,<br />

University of Michigan<br />

PIONEERING<br />

CARDIOVASCULAR<br />

SURGEON<br />

HALL OF FAME HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Performed first heart bypass surgeries in<br />

state of Michigan and first heart transplant<br />

in state of Wisconsin<br />

• Developed solution used to safely transport<br />

donor hearts<br />

• Launched heart transplant program at<br />

Baptist Princeton<br />

• BSC Distinguished <strong>Alumni</strong> Award, 2011


1967<br />

F. CLEVELAND<br />

KINNEY


1967 F. Cleveland Kinney, PhD, MD<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

BS in Biology/BA in Art, 1967<br />

PhD, Neuroanatomy, UAB, 1976<br />

MD, UAB, 1985<br />

GERIATRIC<br />

PSYCHIATRIST<br />

and PROFESSOR<br />

EMERITUS<br />

UAB<br />

HALL OF FAME HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, National Alliance<br />

for the Mentally Ill, 2000<br />

• Numerous teaching awards at UAB<br />

• BSC Distinguished <strong>Alumni</strong> Award, 2009<br />

• University of Alabama Medical <strong>Alumni</strong> Association<br />

Distinguished Alumnus, 2018


2006<br />

JEFF<br />

KROGSGARD


2006 Jeff Krogsgard<br />

Hometown: Daphne<br />

BS in Accounting, 2006<br />

VICE PRESIDENT AND<br />

CONTROLLER,<br />

Brasfield & Gorrie<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• NCAA All-American Scholar, 2005 & 2006 (golf)<br />

• BSC Sports Hall of Fame, 2012 (golf)<br />

• <strong>Birmingham</strong> Business Journal Top 40 Under 40,<br />

<strong>2024</strong>


1984<br />

RUSSELL J.<br />

LEVENSON


1984 Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr.<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

BA in Business and English, 1984;<br />

Master of Divinity, Virginia<br />

Theological Seminary, 1992<br />

Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual<br />

Formation, Beeson Divinity School<br />

RECTOR,<br />

St. Martin’s Episcopal<br />

Church, Houston<br />

HALL OF FAME HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Officiated funerals of President George H.W. Bush<br />

and Barbara Bush<br />

• Author of Witness to Dignity, a book about the<br />

Bushes’ life and faith<br />

• Distinguished Alumnus, Beeson Divinity School, 2011<br />

• Dean’s Cross, Virginia Theological Seminary, 2012<br />

• BSC Distinguished <strong>Alumni</strong> Award, 2019


1983<br />

BERNARD<br />

LOCKHART


1983 Bernard Lockhart<br />

Hometown: Leeds<br />

BA, Physical Education, 1983<br />

Masters of Public and Private<br />

Management, BSC, 2008<br />

FOUNDER<br />

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR<br />

Magic City Smooth Jazz<br />

HALL OF FAME HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Founded Jazz in the Park series at Avondale Park in<br />

2010 expanded to Bessemer, Helena, Tuscaloosa,<br />

Huntsville<br />

• Taste of Fourth Avenue Jazz Festival drew thousands<br />

to <strong>Birmingham</strong>’s historic Black business district<br />

• BSC Distinguished <strong>Alumni</strong> Award, 2023


1989<br />

TONDRA<br />

LODER-JACKSON


1989 Tondra Loder-Jackson<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

BS in Political Science, 1989<br />

MS, Public Policy Analysis,<br />

University of Chicago, 1991<br />

PhD, Human Development/<br />

Family Studies,<br />

Northwestern University, 2002<br />

Post-Doc, University of Pennsylvania,<br />

2002-2003<br />

PROFESSOR<br />

UAB Schools<br />

of Education<br />

and<br />

Arts & Humanities<br />

HALL OF FAME HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Founder and past director, UAB Center<br />

for Urban Education<br />

• Author, Schoolhouse Activists:<br />

African-American Educators and the<br />

Long <strong>Birmingham</strong> Civil Rights Movement,<br />

SUNY Press, 2015<br />

• BSC Distinguished <strong>Alumni</strong> Award, 2020


1935<br />

HUGH<br />

MARTIN


1935 Hugh Martin<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

BA, Music, 1935<br />

COMPOSER, ARRANGER,<br />

and PLAYWRIGHT<br />

for Hollywood and Broadway<br />

HALL OF FAME HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Best known for composing the Christmas<br />

classic ‚“Have Yourself a Merry Little<br />

Christmas,” and‚ “The Trolley Song,” for<br />

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)<br />

• Nominated for four Tonys and two Oscars<br />

• Songwriters Hall of Fame, 1983;<br />

• Alabama Music Hall of Fame, 2001<br />

• BSC Distinguished <strong>Alumni</strong> Award, 2009


2004<br />

BERNARD<br />

MAYS


2004 Bernard Mays, Jr.<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

BS, Accounting, 2004<br />

MS, Accounting,<br />

University of Virginia, 2005<br />

CONTROLLER,<br />

UAB<br />

GAME-CHANGER HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Student Government Association President,<br />

2003-2004<br />

• BSC Outstanding Young <strong>Alumni</strong> Award, 2020<br />

• Board Member, Children’s Village, 2011-present<br />

• Planning Member, City of Homewood Commercial<br />

Development Authority, 2012-2015


1995<br />

DAN<br />

MILNER


1995 Dan Milner, MD<br />

Hometown: Monroeville<br />

B.S., Chemistry,<br />

Phi Beta Kappa, 1995<br />

MD, UAB, 2000<br />

MSc, Epidemiology, Harvard<br />

Chan School of Public Health, 2010<br />

MBA, UAB, 2020<br />

PATHOLOGIST,<br />

EPIDEMIOLOGIST,<br />

and CONSULTANT<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Harvard Medical School faculty, 2005-2016<br />

• Adjunct faculty at Harvard Chan School<br />

of Public Health, 2016-present<br />

• Chief Medical Officer, American Society<br />

of Clinical Pathology, 2016-2022


2007<br />

WILSON<br />

NASH


2007 Wilson Nash<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

BA in Political Science and<br />

Religion,<br />

Phi Beta Kappa, 2007;<br />

Masters in International Study,<br />

University of Sydney, 2009;<br />

JD, University of Alabama, 2012<br />

GENERAL COUNSEL,<br />

Brasfield & Gorrie<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Associate, Bradley LLP, 2012-2015<br />

• <strong>Birmingham</strong> Business Journal Rising<br />

Star of Law, 2016<br />

• Alabama Association of General<br />

Contractors Top 40 Under 40, 2020<br />

• Board Member, Better Basics<br />

• Young Supporters Board, UAB O’Neal<br />

Comprehensive Cancer Center


1964<br />

SENA JETER<br />

NASLUND


1964 Sena Jeter Naslund<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

BA in English, 1964<br />

MFA and PhD,<br />

University of Iowa<br />

NOVELIST<br />

and EMERITUS<br />

PROFESSOR OF<br />

ENGLISH,<br />

University of Louisville<br />

HALL OF FAME HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Author of several international bestsellers, including<br />

Ahab’s Wife (1999), Four Spirits (2003), and<br />

Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette (2006)<br />

• BSC Distinguished <strong>Alumni</strong> Award, 2004<br />

• Poet Laureate, State of Kentucky, 2005<br />

• BSC Honorary Doctorate, 2019


1994<br />

ANDY<br />

NEWTON


1994 Andy Newton<br />

Hometown: Mobile<br />

BS, Economics, 1994<br />

PRESIDENT<br />

Uniti Fiber<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Co-Founder/President/CEO of <strong>Southern</strong> Light<br />

one of the 10 largest pure fiber optic companies<br />

in the US, from 2001 until its acquisition by<br />

Uniti Group in 2017.<br />

• Mobile Bay Magazine 40 Under 40, 2011<br />

• BSC Board of Trustees, 2018-present


2016<br />

DENZEL<br />

OKINEDO


2016 Denzel Okinedo<br />

Hometown: Huntsville<br />

BS, Political Science and Government<br />

JD, Cumberland School of Law<br />

Student Bar Association President,<br />

2018-2019<br />

ATTORNEY<br />

Burr & Forman,<br />

<strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Student Government Association<br />

President, 2015-2016<br />

• BSC Trustee, 2022-present<br />

• President, BSC Young <strong>Alumni</strong> Council,<br />

2022-present<br />

• BSC Rising Star Award, 2022<br />

• <strong>Birmingham</strong> Business Journal NextGen<br />

Top Law Award, 2022<br />

• Best Lawyers in America, <strong>2024</strong>


1984<br />

CRAFT<br />

O’NEAL


1984 Craft O’Neal<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

BA in Business Administration<br />

and Economics, 1984<br />

CHAIRMAN and CEO<br />

O’Neal Industries, Inc.<br />

HALL OF FAME HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Board Member: <strong>Birmingham</strong> Business Alliance<br />

• Board Member: O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center<br />

• Board Member: Children’s of Alabama<br />

• Board Member: Leadership <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

• Leadership Alabama Class of 2013


1976<br />

SCOTT M.<br />

PHELPS


1976 Scott M. Phelps<br />

Hometown: Tuscaloosa<br />

BA, cum laude, 1976<br />

JD, University of Alabama, 1979<br />

VICE PRESIDENT<br />

AND SECRETARY,<br />

Greene Group,<br />

1995-present<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• University of Alabama System Board of Trustees,<br />

2015-present; currently President Pro Tem<br />

• Associate and Partner, Bradley LLP, 1979-1995;<br />

• Argued and won a case before the US Supreme<br />

Court at age 33<br />

• Secretary, Bryant Bank, 2013-present


1988<br />

ELLEN WOODWARD<br />

POTTS


1988 Ellen Woodward Potts<br />

Hometown: Huntsville<br />

BA, Business Administration/<br />

Finance, cum laude, 1988<br />

MBA, University of South<br />

Alabama, 1993<br />

EXECUTIVE<br />

DIRECTOR,<br />

Habitat for Humanity<br />

Tuscaloosa<br />

HALL OF FAME HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Managing Partner, Dementia Dynamics,<br />

2010-2013<br />

• Author, A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer’s<br />

Caregiver, 2011<br />

• BSC Distinguished <strong>Alumni</strong> Award, 2017<br />

• Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame, 2023


1980<br />

TERESA TANNER<br />

PULLIAM


1980 The Hon. Teresa Tanner Pulliam<br />

Hometown: Huntsville<br />

All-Star Roster BA, Political<br />

Science, magna cum laude, 1980<br />

JD, University of Alabama, 1983<br />

JUDGE<br />

Jefferson County<br />

Circuit Court<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Prosecutor, Mobile (1983)<br />

and Jefferson (1986-1991) Counties<br />

• Judge in the 10th Judicial Circuit, 2005-2018


1964<br />

HOWELL H.<br />

RAINES


1964 Howell H. Raines<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

BA, English,<br />

Phi Beta Kappa, 1964<br />

MA, English,<br />

University of Alabama, 1973<br />

JOURNALIST, AUTHOR,<br />

PULITZER PRIZE<br />

WINNER<br />

PRESS BOX HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• National Correspondent, White House<br />

Correspondent, London Bureau Chief, Editorial<br />

Page Editor, and Executive Editor, New York<br />

Times, 1978-2003<br />

• 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for<br />

Grady’s Gift, a memoir of his Alabama childhood<br />

• Author, Whiskey Man (1977), My Soul is<br />

Rested (1983), Fly Fishing Through the Midlife<br />

Crisis (1993), and Silent Calvary (2023)


1999<br />

J. ANDREW<br />

ROBISON


1999 J. Andrew Robison<br />

Hometown: Prattville<br />

BS in Accounting,<br />

cum laude, 1999<br />

JD, cum laude,<br />

Washington & Lee, 2002<br />

MANAGING PARTNER<br />

Bradley LLP<br />

HALL OF FAME HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Best Lawyers in America, 2014-<strong>2024</strong><br />

• <strong>Birmingham</strong> Business Journal Power 60:<br />

Magic City’s Most Influential Executives, 2023<br />

• Trustee: Eyesight Foundation of Alabama<br />

• Trustee: <strong>Birmingham</strong> Museum of Art;<br />

• Board Member: <strong>Birmingham</strong> Business Alliance,<br />

W&L Law Council


1998<br />

CLAY<br />

RYAN


1998 Clay Ryan<br />

Hometown: Muscle Shoals<br />

BS, Political Science<br />

and Government, 1998;<br />

JD, University of Alabama, 2022<br />

Editor, Alabama Law Review<br />

SENIOR VICE<br />

PRESIDENT OF<br />

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS,<br />

Alabama Power<br />

Company<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Chair, Governmental and Regulatory Practice<br />

Group, Maynard Cooper & Gale, 2002-2015<br />

• Vice Chancellor/Senior Vice Chancellor for<br />

External Affairs, University of Alabama System,<br />

2015-2023<br />

• <strong>Birmingham</strong> Business Journal‘s Top 40 Under<br />

40, Year; #3 on Yellowhammer News Power &<br />

Influence 50, 2022


1991<br />

DAWN HELMS<br />

SHARFF


1991 Dawn Helms Sharff<br />

Hometown: Baldwin County<br />

BS in Accounting, summa cum laude,<br />

Phi Beta Kappa, 1991<br />

JD. University of Virginia, 1994<br />

PARTNER,<br />

Bradley LLP<br />

GAME-CHANGER HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• First woman to serve as managing partner at Bradley<br />

• Chair, The Women’s Foundation of Alabama, 2023<br />

• <strong>Birmingham</strong> Businesss Journal Top <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

Women, 2020<br />

• Best of the Bar, 2022


2007<br />

KELLEY BROOKS<br />

SIMONEAUX


2007 Kelley Brooks Simoneaux<br />

Hometown: Chattanooga<br />

BA in Political Science, 2007<br />

JD, University of Tennessee, 2010<br />

FOUNDER,<br />

The Spinal Cord Injury<br />

Law Firm<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• As a law student, worked to exonerate the<br />

first person in U.S. wrongly convicted based<br />

on mitochondrial DNA<br />

• Founded law firm specializing in representing<br />

people injured in catastrophic events<br />

• Created Wheel2Ride, focused on expanding<br />

access to ride-sharing platforms for people<br />

with mobility challenges<br />

• Board Member, Washington, D.C. Trial<br />

Lawyers Association and American<br />

Association for Justice<br />

• BSC Outstanding Young <strong>Alumni</strong> Award, 2019


1994<br />

TERRY<br />

SMILEY


1994 Terry Smiley<br />

Hometown: Talladega<br />

BS, Business Administration, 1994<br />

Master’s in Public and<br />

Private Management, 2007<br />

VICE PRESIDENT<br />

Eastern Division,<br />

Alabama Power<br />

Company,<br />

2019-present<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Led governmental affairs for Spire, 2015-2017<br />

• Vice Chair, Talladega <strong>College</strong> Board of Trustees<br />

• Leadership <strong>Birmingham</strong> Class of 2012<br />

• Board member, Calhoun County Economic<br />

Development Council, Calhoun Chamber of<br />

Commerce<br />

• BSC Sports Hall of Fame, 2000 (basketball)


1979<br />

SHARON ANN<br />

SPENCER


1979 Sharon Ann Spencer, MD<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

BS in Chemistry,<br />

magna cum laude,<br />

Phi Beta Kappa, 1979<br />

MD, UAB, 1983<br />

PROFESSOR<br />

OF RADIATION<br />

ONCOLOGY and<br />

SENIOR SCIENTIST,<br />

UAB<br />

HALL OF FAME HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• American Cancer Society Life Inspiration<br />

Award, 2005<br />

• Brewer-Heslin Award for Professionalism in<br />

Medicine, 2021<br />

• BSC Distinguished <strong>Alumni</strong> Award, 2012


2016<br />

GRAHAM<br />

SPENCER


2016 Graham Spencer<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

BS in Political Science,<br />

summa cum laude,<br />

Phi Beta Kappa, 2016<br />

MBA, Duke University, 2022<br />

MANAGING DIRECTOR<br />

& PRINCIPAL<br />

The Education<br />

Advisory Board,<br />

New York<br />

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Undergraduate Representative to International<br />

Executive Committee, Sigma Chi Fraternity, 2015<br />

• Co-founded EAB’s global research partnership to<br />

serve small, tuition-driven colleges and universities<br />

• BSC Rising Star Award, 2019


1931<br />

LUTHER L.<br />

TERRY


1931 Luther L. Terry<br />

Hometown: Red Level<br />

BS, Biology, 1931<br />

MD, Tulane University, 1935<br />

9 TH<br />

US SURGEON GENERAL<br />

GAME-CHANGER HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Ninth Surgeon General of the United States,<br />

1961-1965<br />

• Authored landmark report concluding that<br />

cigarette smoking causes lung cancer and<br />

chronic pulmonary diseases<br />

• Paved pathway to mandatory warning labels on<br />

tobacco products<br />

• Chief of General Medicine and Experimental<br />

Therapeutics, National Heart Institute, 1950-<br />

1955; laid foundation for “golden era of<br />

cardiovascular clinical investigation<br />

• Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame<br />

• BSC Honorary Doctorate, 1961


1986<br />

JOHN KEVIN<br />

TUCKER


1986 John Kevin Tucker, MD<br />

Hometown: Monroeville<br />

BS, Mathematics,<br />

Phi Beta Kappa, 1986;<br />

MD, Cornell University, 1990<br />

Nephrology Fellowship, UAB<br />

VICE PRESIDENT OF<br />

EDUCATION,<br />

Mass General/Brigham<br />

ASSOCIATE<br />

PROFESSOR,<br />

Harvard Medical School<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• UAB Nephrology Faculty, 1996-2002<br />

Top 10 Teacher Award<br />

• Volunteer, National Kidney Foundation<br />

• BSC Trustee, 2010-present<br />

• BSC Outstanding Young <strong>Alumni</strong> Award, 2004


1960<br />

JABO<br />

WAGGONER


1960 The Hon. Jabo Waggoner<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

BS, Business Administration,<br />

1960<br />

JD, <strong>Birmingham</strong> School of Law,<br />

1964<br />

SENATOR<br />

16th District of Alabama,<br />

1990-present<br />

CHAIR<br />

Rules Committee,<br />

Confirmations,<br />

and Local Legislation<br />

HALL OF FAME HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Alabama House of Representatives, 1966-1983<br />

• Longest record of service for any Jefferson<br />

County legislator in Alabama history<br />

• BSC Sports Hall of Fame, 2007 (basketball)<br />

• Distinguished <strong>Alumni</strong> Award, 2013


1996<br />

HERB<br />

WILLIAMS


1996 Herb Williams IV<br />

Hometown: Montgomery<br />

BFA in Sculpture, 1996<br />

SCULPTOR<br />

ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Creator of large installations made entirely of<br />

crayons, including six commissioned for the<br />

international concourse at the Atlanta airport<br />

• Works on exhibit at galleries in Washington, DC,<br />

New York, Nashville, Charlotte, and Shanghai,<br />

China<br />

• National Endowment for the Arts grant, 2011<br />

• BSC Outstanding Young <strong>Alumni</strong> Award, 2015


1986<br />

DELYNN MORING<br />

ZELL


1986 DeLynn Moring Zell<br />

Hometown: Headland<br />

BA, Accounting, 1986<br />

CEO & FOUNDER,<br />

Bridgeworth + Savant<br />

MVP HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Al.com’s Women Who Shape the State, 2018<br />

• Forbes list of America’s Top Women Financial<br />

Advisors, 2021<br />

• Leadership Alabama Class XXX; current board<br />

member<br />

• BSC Board of Trustees, 2008-present ;<br />

Chair, 2020-2022<br />

• <strong>Birmingham</strong> Business Journal CEO of the Year,<br />

Top <strong>Birmingham</strong> Women, 2023


1980<br />

ROWDY T.<br />

PANTHER


1980 Rowdy T. Panther<br />

Hometown: <strong>Birmingham</strong><br />

MASCOT<br />

GAME-CHANGER HIGHLIGHTS<br />

• Origin Story: In a 1916 football matchup with<br />

Spring Hill <strong>College</strong>, a spectator observed that<br />

“those boys from <strong>Birmingham</strong> look like a pack<br />

of panthers.”<br />

• Dubbed “Rowdy” in 1980 through a namethe-mascot<br />

contest; winning entry influenced<br />

by popularity of Auburn University swimmer<br />

Rowdy Gaines, later an Olympic gold medalist

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