June 1, 2012

Local students honored for service

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo recently saw its first cohort of graduates wearing service cords walk across the stage at spring commencement.

Lacey Brackner of Alabaster, Samantha Smith of Montevallo and Leigh Williams of Columbiana were three of eleven recent graduates at UM who were honored for exemplary service to the community. Smith and Williams, who both received a bachelor’s degree in social work, and Brackner, who received a bachelor’s degree in management cum laude, graduated with service cords recognizing 300 or more hours of community service and a grade point average of 2.75 or higher.