Helena’s Khushee Modi named Ms. UAB

Published 3:40 pm Wednesday, November 21, 2018


BIRMINGHAM – Henry Kendrick and Khushee Modi of Helena were recently named Mr. and Ms. UAB the weekend of Oct. 20 for UAB’s homecoming.

The scholarship competition is presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s National Alumni Society.

First alternates in the competition were Sawyer Summers of Fairhope and Anna Virginia Jones of Memphis, Tennessee.

Started in 1981, the Mr. and Ms. UAB Scholarship Competition is one of UAB’s longest-standing Homecoming traditions. The winners of the 2018 scholarship competition were announced during halftime of the homecoming game Saturday, Oct. 20.

The winners of the Mr. and Ms. UAB competition each received $2,500 scholarships and serve as ambassadors of UAB and on the Student Alumni Society Leadership Council in the coming year. The first alternates each received $1,000 scholarships. The 10 finalists were selected through an interview process at the NAS Alumni House on Sept. 20. The winners were chosen through an additional round of interviews and a student vote, held during homecoming week.

Kendrick, 21, the son of Stovall Kendrick and Tamera Kendrick, is a junior majoring in biology in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is in the UAB Honors College’s University Honors Program, is a recipient of Dr. Heidi Umphrey’s Eagle Scout Scholarship, and is on the president’s and dean’s lists. Kendrick is an orientation leader coordinator, a research assistant and a chemistry lab teaching assistant. He is a volunteer at Whatley Health Services, a dental clinic for the underserved population. In summer 2019, he will bike across the country to raise awareness and funds for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Modi, 20, the daughter of Jay and Shetal Modi, is a sophomore majoring in medical industrial distribution in the Collat School of Business. She is the recipient of the Greenlee Industrial Distribution Scholarship and is on the fall 2017 and spring 2018 dean’s list. She is a UAB orientation leader, a member of Alpha Xi Delta Theta Phi Chapter and an athletics hostess. Modi is a volunteer with Into the Streets through UAB and has volunteered at “BOO at the ZOO” Sensory Inclusion Night.