The Community Foundation of West Alabama announces the 2018 winners of the Elois Zeanah scholarship. Madison Clary of Tuscaloosa and Jaleel Washington of Panola were awarded $1,000 each. Both are students at The University of Alabama.
Junior Achievement (JA) of Tuscaloosa County announced that Gary Nichols of McAbee Construction has been selected from more than 248,000 U.S. volunteers to earn the organization’s premier award for volunteerism, the Bronze Leadership Award.
Seven of the area’s most distinguished residents were honored by being inducted into the Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame on Sept. 20. The 2018 Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame inductees are (L to R): Jimmy Bank, son of Bert Bank, Harrison Taylor, Jordan Plaster, Yvonne Thomas Wells, Gene “Poodgie” Poole, Ken W. Swindle, and Dr. Malcolm Portera. Each was honored for contributing their unique talents and vision to bettering the Tuscaloosa community in some way.
The Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame was born during The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama’s 100th anniversary year in 2000. With this year’s class, 116 citizens have been honored as members of the Hall of Fame. Inductees names will be added to the Civic Hall of Fame monument in Government Plaza.
When Nikki Hill was a high school student studying at American Christian Academy, she fell in love with English literature. Inspired by her own experience, Hill now teaches a new generation of students at the very same school.
The Tuscaloosa Police Department recently received a special award. On July 24, in the Tuscaloosa City Council Chambers, the Department of Defense Office of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) presented the Patriot Award to Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steven Anderson.
Tuscaloosa Native Larry Snyder received the 2018 Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Veteran of the Year Award at the Alabama State Convention of the VVA.
Luke Standeffer, senior vice president of the DCH Health System and administrator of Northport Medical Center, was recently named chair-elect of the Alabama Hospital Association (AlaHA). The election was made at the Association’s annual meeting.
Tuscaloosa resident and Wells Fargo team member Devon Averett received the Patriot Employer Award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Nicolas Britto presented the award to Averett during a ceremony held on Jan. 31.
The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama recognized top volunteers for 2017 during its 117th annual celebration, presented on Friday, Jan. 19 by The University of Alabama at the Bryant Conference Center.