TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama has named 24 outstanding students to be Capstone Men and Women, serving as official ambassadors for the University.
The organizationís primary work is to assist the offices of the University President, Admissions, and Alumni during functions held on campus and in other locations. Another important responsibility of the Capstone Men and Women is to host daily tours of the campus for prospective students and other visitors.
Limited to 24 of the most qualified undergraduates on campus, the Capstone Men and Women are chosen each February and have been part of the Universityís public relations program since 1962. Newly-chosen Capstone Men and Women and their hometowns are:
Brooke Adams, Birmingham (zip code 35214)
Morgan Blankenship, Murray, Ky.
Val Boddie, Tuscaloosa
Marty Bryant, McLean, Va.
Brandace Burnham, Andalusia
Andrea Carver, Hoover
Ashley Chappell, Lakeland, Fla.
Katie Davis, Huntsville
Daniel Dugan, Russellville
Jim Ford, Auburn
Scott Gregory, Mobile
Adam Harbin, Oxford
Ed Hauser, Livingston
Stephanie Holcombe, Columbus, Miss.
Jim Hurt, Clinton, Miss.
Alan Johnson, Clymer, N.Y.
Ryan King, Huntsville
Gus McMurray, Roanoke
Jeff Nix, Murray, Ky.
Tiffany Scales, Huntsville
Drew Thornley, Jasper
Elizabeth Watson, Mobile
Josh Wharton, Arab
Mollye Yates, Birmingham (zip code 35242)
Selection criteria include having a grade point average of 2.67 or higher, involvement in campus activities, excellent oral communication skills, and poise in dealing with diverse groups.
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.