Susan Krell was awarded the 2019 Distinguished Alumna Award at the annual Alumni Weekend Luncheon.
Calvin Brown, executive director of the National Alumni Association, presented the plaque to her. Each year, the National Alumni Association of the University of Alabama recognizes a man and a woman as the Distinguished Alumnus and Alumna of the Year.
The purpose of this award is to honor alumni who have made exceptional contributions in the areas of loyalty and service to The University of Alabama and the National Alumni Association, character and personal life, professional achievement or success in a chosen endeavor and community service on the local, state or national level.
In her acceptance speech, Krell thanked those who had been her helping hands along the way and expressed that she was both honored and humbled by the kind gesture. She added that helping students is the top priority of the Jackson County chapter.