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31 October 2005

Alumni Awards Recipients

Recipients of special awards presented by the Alumni Association during Homecoming, Saturday, Oct. 29, are, from left, Col. Rex Forney of Prattville, winner of the 2004 Outstanding Military Alumnus Award (Col. Forney was assigned to Iraq last year and was unable to receive his award until this year's Homecoming); Dr. Ed Bellman, of Jacksonville, Outstanding Faculty Member, is professor of technology and engineering in JSU's College of Education and Professional Studies; Col. Imelda Joan Weddington, of Gadsden, Outstanding Military Alumna, graduated from JSU in 1984 with a B.S. in nursing and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the nurse corps; Jesus Javier (Jessie) Gamez, Young Alumnus of the Year, attended Northeast Alabama Community College before transferring to JSU, where he received the Ronnie Harris Award for outstanding service to the HPER Club and graduated in 2000 with a B.S. in health and physical education; Dr. Alice Cusimano, of Gadsden, Alumna of the Year, graduated from JSU with a B.S.E. in biology in 1970 and earned a master's in counseling in 1972; she retired in 2003 as associate vice president of student affairs and was named as an Emeritus Faculty Member; Jimmy L. Williamson, of Gadsden, Alumnus of the Year, is a certified public accountant and a senior partner in the accounting firm MDA Professional Group, P.C. He is a 1971 graduate of JSU and holds a B.S. in accounting. (Steve Latham Photo)

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