Capstone Creed Week to Feature Coach Nick Saban, Campus Leaders

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A finale event for The University of Alabama’s Capstone Creed Week will be held Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 11:45 a.m. in the Ferguson Center ballroom on campus.

The Capstone Creed, developed in 2000 by the Student Leader’s Council, is a reflection of the core values that sustain the UA community. The theme for this year’s Capstone Creed Week is “Crimson is Integrity: Celebrating the Capstone Creed.”

As part of the finale, UA football coach Nick Saban will be giving a short speech reinforcing the significance of integrity and the creed, as will UA President Robert E. Witt, and Dr. Mark Nelson, vice president for student affairs and vice provost.

Cason Kirby, student government association president, and Todd Raines, chief justice of the University-wide academic honor council, will be on hand to open the ceremony.

Tickets are required for the finale event and can be found free of charge at

Each year, as part of this important week of events, the University honors individuals and/or organizations whose lives and contributions to life at the Capstone echo the values of the Creed. These honors come in the form of a special award called the “Capstone Hero” award.

The following individuals and one organization were nominated and selected as 2009 Capstone Heroes and will be recognized at a ceremony and reception on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m. in 205 Gorgas Library:

The Kappa Alpha chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

Carolyn Fulmer, program assistant for the student government association

Jessica Garcia of Tampa, Fla., a senior majoring in English and Spanish

Patty Ann Green of Columbus, Miss., a senior majoring in communications studies

Robert Harris of Alexander City, a senior majoring in political science and history

Elizabeth Jones of Birmingham, a junior majoring in economics and psychology

Brice Miller, assistant director for the Crossroads Community Center

Lindsey Mullen of Sheffield, a senior majoring in interdisciplinary studies

Milton Nettles of Monroeville, a junior majoring in chemical and biological engineering

Dr. Margaret Purcell, manager for financial affairs grants

Ian Sams of Johnson City, Tenn., a sophomore majoring in political science

Erin White of Huntsville, a junior majoring in finance

For more information about these events, please contact Catherine Sale, graduate assistant, office of vice president for student affairs, at 318/422-9633 or, or Corrie Harris, director of student involvement, at 205/348-6114 or


Chloe LeBaron or Linda Hill, UA Media Relations, 205/348-8325,


Catherine Sale, graduate assistant, office of the vice president for student affairs, 318/422-9633,

Corrie Harris, director of student involvement, 205/348-6114,