Leadership and Character Awards

2013 Leadership and Character Awards

The Mann Center’s Frances Marlin Mann Awards for Leadership and Character are given annually to outstanding student leaders from across the University. Students are nominated by deans and other upper-level administrators, with preference given to rising seniors or graduate students who have completed a significant portion of their course of study.

Honorees will be selected for their consistent leadership and strong character, based on attributes such as humility, courage, self-control, and justice. Up to eleven students may be selected each year, with one chosen by a selection committee to also receive the Joe McDade Scholarship.

Joe McDade Scholarship

The ideal nominee for the Joe McDade Scholarship will demonstrate a life and character lived in the spirit of Christ; a contribution to the overall betterment and wellbeing of the University; participation in a wide range of campus life; leadership ability; an embodiment of the overall goals, mission, and spirit of the University; and commitment to the long range development and wellbeing of the University.

The 2013 Frances Marlin Mann Awards for Leadership and Character

Nine students were honored during a ceremony and reception on November 15th, 2013. Click here for photos.



Drayton Nabers, Jr.


Brooks Hall, 227A


C. Cameron Collins 
Program Manager
Brooks Hall, 227B

Mitzi Lafferty  
Administrative Assistant
Brooks Hall, 227
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 The Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership emphasizes the indispensable connection between ethics and good leadership in business, government, social services and the classic professions. Much of the center’s work is at this vital nexus of ethics and leadership. 

Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
205-726-4634 or Cameron Collins, Program Manager