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UAB awards scholarship to newborn

Jakaila Humphrey (left) and La'Issac Smith - courtesy UAB News La’Isaac Smith is a pretty lucky newborn. He was selected in a random drawing by the UAB Health System to receive a full, undergraduate tuition scholarship to UAB (which should no doubt come in quite handy when he’s eligible to enroll in 2027). His sister is shown here congratulating him as his parents, Kwanetta Humphrey and Bruce Smith, received the news on Monday afternoon.

La’Issac was the first of five newborns to enjoy the comforts of the new UAB Women and Infants Center when it opened this past Sunday, February 21, providing the back story (via UAB’s News service) for his good fortune. The 430,000 square foot facility is the newest addition to the university’s medical center campus, carrying with it a $164 million price tag.

That translates into a state of the art facility – one that does indeed “…feel more like a first-class hotel than a hospital.” Got a feeling that the patients will appreciate it.

Photo: Jakaila Humphrey (left) and La’Issac Smith. UAB News

It’s time to name a giraffe again

Giraffe baby imageFor the second time in two years, visitors to the Birmingham Zoo will have a chance to vote in order to name a new giraffe. If you didn’t already know, a female reticulated giraffe was born on Monday. The newborn  and her 8-year-old mother, Juno, are doing well. The zoo’s hoping you’ll come out before August 13, visit the newborn and that while you’re there, cast your vote for her name. Forms will be available in the zoo’s membership office. The winner will be announced on August 15 on their website and the lucky person will win a behind the scenes tour for five people of the zoo’s Savannah area (including giraffe feeding), giraffe adoption in the winner’s name (including giraffe fact sheet, giraffe plush doll and photo) and a Birmingham Zoo t-shirt.

Last summer, Students in Ramsay High School’s Interact Club, a service and leadership organization sponsored by the Rotary Club, chose the name Jalil, meaning Honored One, for a male giraffe that had arrived last spring from San Francisco.

Photo credit: Birmingham Zoo