COSAM News Articles 2017 February Hansford receives Andalusia High School’s Outstanding Graduate Award

Hansford receives Andalusia High School’s Outstanding Graduate Award

Published: 02/02/2017

Dr. HansfordDr. William “Bill” Hansford, pre-med ’64, has received Andalusia High School’s Outstanding Graduate Award, an honor given to graduates whose personal lives, professional accomplishments, and community service exemplify the ideals of Andalusia High School.

Hansford is a longtime COSAM supporter and member of the Dean’s Leadership Council, along with his wife, Gerrie, laboratory technology ’63.

After his time at Auburn, Hansford attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine. From 1970 until his retirement in 2012, Hansford worked as a physician and medical director focusing on underserved communities in Texas, Arizona and Alabama, specifically in his beloved Covington County and the surrounding area. He provided primary care on a Navajo Indian reservation, which he calls a "life changing experience and the highlight of his career."

Since his retirement, Hansford has continued his involvement in various charities, educational organizations, his church community and his writing. He has authored a book, “Andalusia: A Collection of Photographs, Brief Genealogies, Histories and Events Prepared by the Author for the City he Loves and the People he Loves.”

Hansford was presented the Outstanding Graduate Award at a ceremony in his honor held in Andalusia.

At his graduation from Andalusia High School in 1959, he received the school’s Graduating Outstanding Student Award. He is the first in the school’s history to receive both the Graduating Outstanding Student and Outstanding Graduate awards.

The Hansfords reside in Shelby County, and have three children and five grandchildren. 

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