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Big Orange Club of Birmingham Birmingham Alabama Chapter of the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association


January 2013 Meeting - Dr. Tim Townes

I would like to welcome back to the Birmingham Big Orange Club Dr. Tim Townes for our January 2013 meeting. He will be able to give us some insight on his research at UAB as well as his thoughts about our team. Our Dr. Tim Townes played for cornerback for the University of Tennessee Volunteers from 1971-73. Dr. Tim Townes is tackling sickle cell anemia and other genetic diseases as a star researcher and professor at UAB. Dr. Townes' field is medical research, and he has more than excelled at it. He has an undergraduate degree, a master's degree in zoology and a Ph. D. in microbiology from Tennessee. He has studied and taught at the University of Cincinnati and at UAB, where he currently serves as Chairman and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. After completing his graduate studies, he joined Dr. Jerry Lingrel's group at the University of Cincinnati, where he studied globins gene expression in goats and transgenic mice. The Birmingham Big Orange Club would like to welcome him to discuss where his research.

Watch for more info about this meeting to be posted.

Ed Butler

Volunteers Needed

I'm asking for Tennessee Volunteers to represent the Birmingham Big Orange Club to feed the homeless at the Downtown Jimmie Hale Mission. There are only eight slots for the event, so the lead dog gets the bird!

Thank You for Volunteering, Go Vols!

Ed Butler

Lyn Scarbrough: Thursday October 25, 2012

The BBOC pleased to have Lyn Scarbrough of Lindy’s Sports Magazine as our guest speaker for our meeting. I’d like to invite you at Agave Grill to hear Lyn discuss recruiting, ranking system, and many other Volunteer predictions year. He will give his thoughts on all UT sports from an inside perspective!!

The cost of the Adult meal is $10.00 and Kid's meal is $5.00 (meal, drink, tax, tip included). Please bring Cash or Check made payable to Birmingham Big Orange Club

Please register for this event at Eventbrite - select the meal you would like to reserve - you will pay for it at the door.

Thanks, I look forward to seeing you there.


Ed Butler