The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award: Allison MontgomeryBy Alexis Winborne | 04/01/2015 10:42pm
Allison Montgomery, a senior from Talladega, is majoring in biology and will attend medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham next year. CW | Danielle Parker
Allison Montgomery, a senior from Talladega, Alabama, has left her mark on The University of Alabama in a number of ways. Her accomplishments were recognized when she was awarded the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, the highest honor given to a University of Alabama student as a recognition of excellence in character and service to humanity.
“When I came to college that was the number one thing I wanted to do was get involved on campus,” Montgomery said. “I went to a really small high school and when I first got here I was kind of overwhelmed by the size of it all and then I thought, ‘Well, if you get involved you can really make your environment as small as you want to and get to meet some outstanding people,’ so I just started getting my foot in the door of different organizations.”
Montgomery is an active member of Delta Delta Delta, XXXI, Order of Omega, the Blackburn Institute and Anderson Society. She is also president of the Mortar Board, chief justice for Academic Honor Council, the senior advisor for SGA and the 2014 homecoming queen.
“She’s just so kindhearted and genuine and I think that speaks most about her, not necessarily everything she’s done, but just how she is on a day-to-day basis,” said Aly Lehmann, president of the Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Montgomery is majoring in biology and will enroll in medical school at The University of Alabama at Birmingham next year.