Dorothy Brice named ALabama A&M Alumnus of the Year
by Laura Nation-Atchison
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Dorothy Brice of Pell City has been named the Alabama A&M University National Alumni Association’s 2010 Alumnus of the Year.
Dorothy Brice of Pell City has been named the Alabama A&M University National Alumni Association’s 2010 Alumnus of the Year.
Since graduating from Alabama A&M University in 1969, the name Dorothy Brice has remained associated with her alma mater in a big way.

Brice was named this year as Alabama A&M University National Alumni Association’s Alumnus of the Year.

The Pell City resident is a life member of her university’s alumni association, and credits her Talladega County Chapter of the organization with the active role the membership has played.

“It is because of our true love for Alabama A&M University that the Talladega Chapter has been successful in accomplishing so much over the years,” she said. “But we have much more work to do and many more resources to give.”

On the national level, Brice serves as regional vice president for the Alabama Association and as chair for the association’s national summer conference.

She has served on the nomination committee and works with the organization’s membership committee.

Brice was class agent for the class of 1969, and received the Class of 1969 Achievement Award during her 40th class reunion held in 2009.

After graduating from Alabama A&M, Brice began her professional career as a vocational home economics teacher in Washington County. She later accepted a position with the Auburn University Cooperative Extension System in Perry County, retiring from the system in 2005 as St. Clair County Extension Coordinator. She was the first African American employee in the St. Clair County office.

Brice received her bachelor’s degree in home economics from Alabama AM&M and her master’s degree in home economics education from the University of Montevallo. She completed further studies at Auburn University and Jacksonville State University.

Brice is also active in her college sorority, the Mu Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She has served as its president, and received the Regional President of the Year Award.

She now serves as Regional VI Cluster Coordinator for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

Her community associations include serving on a number of professional boards and committees, among them the Pell City Chamber of Commerce, the Pell City Education Foundation, East Side Mental Health, Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross. She has served as president of the East Side Mental Health board, on the St. Clair County Head Start Policy Council and as organizer for the St. Clair County United Way Campaign.

Brice’s volunteer activities include servings as a Career Day Consultant, a Dressing for Success consultant, a wedding planner, youth tutor and a voter registration volunteer in addition to working with many other charitable and social organizations.

She is married to the Rev. Belvie H. Brice and is first lady for their church, where she serves in a variety of positions.

For her chapter of the Alabama A&M Alumni Association, Brice has held the offices of president, vice president, secretary and chaplain as well as for committees. She has received the chapter’s service award and her local chapter received the Price House Gibbs Chapter Achievement Award for five consecutive years.

The Brices have two daughters, Hope Brice Primm and Heather Brice Day, who are both graduates of Alabama A&M.

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