Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

The Alpha Tau chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. celebrated its annual Achievement Week Program on Nov. 12 at Central High School. This program also highlighted the achievements of the local graduate chapter, Alpha Tau, and the undergraduate chapters it oversees: Rho Gamma — Stillman College, Beta Eta — the University of Alabama, and Alpha Delta Iota — The University of West Alabama.  The following graduate awards were given: Omega Man of the Year, James Granger; Superior Service Award, Darrell Bradford; Founders’ Award, Roland Lewis; Col. Charles Young Award, Charles Stacy; Meritorious Service Award, Gregory Eubanks, Citizen of the Year, the Rev. Tyshawn Gardner; and Advisors of the Year, Albert Ike Jr. and Christopher Spencer.

Two of the Tuscaloosa undergraduate chapters also received awards from the state level. Avery Brown II of Rho Gamma — Stillman College received the State of Alabama Undergraduate Omega Man of the Year award.  Beta Eta Chapter — the University of Alabama received the following awards: State of Alabama Highest GPA Award with over a 3.0 GPA, State of Alabama Undergraduate Chapter of the Year Award, State of Alabama Social Action Undergraduate Chapter of the Year; State of Alabama State of Alabama Superior Service Award, Jasper Edwards; State of Alabama Founders’ Award, Robert Henderson; State of Alabama Highest GPA  Award, Jasper Edwards; State of Alabama Col. Charles Young Award, Cavin Parrish; State of Alabama Marchdown Champions and State of Alabama Chapter Advisors of the Year, Albert Ike Jr. and Christopher Spencer. 

Culver-Stockton College

Jamarious Jackson of Fayette has been accepted into the Culver-Stockton College's fall 2018 incoming class. Jackson, a senior at Fayette County High School, was also awarded the Promise academic scholarship. Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri, is a four-year residential institution in affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). 

University of Alabama

Dr. Richard C. Bradt, metallurgical and materials engineering professor emeritus at UA, has been named a Distinguished Life Member of the American Ceramic Society, considered the most prestigious level of membership. Bradt was one of three people who were given the designation in 2017. 

The recognition is awarded to society members based on their outstanding contributions to the ceramics and glass profession, their achievements in the ceramic arts or sciences or their service to the society. To be named a life member, a person must be nominated by a member and have two nomination sponsors, and is then elected by the society’s board of directors.

Bradt was awarded this honor recently during the ACerS Honors and Awards Banquet at the Materials Sciences and Technology 2017 Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Bradt joined the faculty at the University of Alabama College of Engineering in 1994 as head of the department of metallurgical and materials engineering. In 2003, Bradt was named the Alton N. Scott Professor of Materials Engineering. He retired in 2009, but he has remained an active researcher, speaker and educator. 

With students and colleagues, he has published more than 450 papers and edited more than 20 conference proceedings. Bradt has given more than 70 invited international presentations, advised more than 100 graduate students and directed 50 doctoral dissertations. 

A Fellow of both ACerS and the American Society for Materials, an Academician of the World Academy of Ceramics and a Distinguished Life Member of UNITECR, he has received more than 20 major awards including the Centennial Award of the Ceramic Society of Japan in 2000.

In 2013, he received the W.D. Kingery Award from ACerS, its highest technical honor. A member of the society for over 50 years, Bradt has held all of the offices of the Refractory Ceramics Division and is affiliated with the Basic Science and the Glass and Optical Materials Divisions.