UA Alumni Association Recognizes Distinguished Students for 2018

The University of Alabama National Alumni Association recently named the recipients of its top awards at the Alumni Luncheon held in the Bryant Conference Center in April.

Kyle Leonard and Sommer Hallquist
Kyle Leonard and Sommer Hallquist

The purpose of the Alumni Student Award is to honor seniors who have excelled in academics and extracurricular activities, shown strength of character and maturity, and displayed exceptional hospitality toward guests and friends of the University. Nominations are accepted from student organizations, deans, department heads, University administrators, alumni, faculty and friends of the University.

The selection committee for the Alumni Student Award and the Outstanding Senior Award consists of students, alumni and faculty. This year, the students are Sommer Hallquist and Kyle William Leonard.

 2018 Outstanding Senior Award Recipients

The purpose of the Outstanding Senior Award is to honor an additional group of seniors who have excelled at the University and have demonstrated exceptional character. The Outstanding Senior Award recipients are limited in number according to the judgment of the selection committee.

The students are: Allison Beggin, Caitlyn M. Bell, Ben Christiansen, Lindy Koury, Rosie Lamberth, Tyler Woodrow Lyons, Meg McGuire, Ryan J. Morelock, Rutland Weakley Patterson and Clayton Wagenhals.

2018 Distinguished Alumni

Each year the National Alumni Association chooses one alumna and one alumnus who exhibit extraordinary service to both their communities and The University of Alabama, to honor with the Distinguished Alumni Awards. The 2018 Distinguished Alumna Award winner is Dr. Pamela Hughey Parker of Tuscaloosa, and the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award winner is Dr. Charles E. Smith of Ozark.

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.