Samford University

Samford University

 Alumni Information 

Samford has numerous alumni, many of whom have generously contributed to our program.  Some of our alumni include...

 

Erin Ramsey

 Erin Ramsey

(Pictured front-left at the 2008 NDT)

Erin debated for Samford for four years where she earned a degrees Communication Studies and Political Science. Erin took a semester off from school her senior year to travel to Colorado to work as a Field Staff Coordinator for the Obama for America Campaign. She now works at Samford as an Admissions Counselor. We are so excited to have her on campus, just a short walk from the debate office!

 

Nick Agnello

 Nick Agnello

Nick debated at Samford for four years where he earned a degree in Political Science.  He qualified for the NDT three times, cleared at several major national tournaments, and was an irreplaceable resource for other members of the team.  He was named Varsity Debater of the Year for 2007-2008 in the Southeast Central Region.  He is currently pursuing a law degree in Florida.

Contact information: nsagnell@samford.edu

 

Brad Bishop

Brad Bishop

Thomas Brad Bishop was a long-time director of debate at Samford University, and coached Samford's DSR-TKA nationals winning team numerous times.  Samford debate takes its name, the Bishop Guild, from Brad Bishop.  Brad is now a professor of law at Cumberland school of Law in Birmingham, having taught contracts at Cumberland for over thirty years.   Brad can be contacted at:  tbbishop@samford.edu.

 

Clark Bowers

Clark Bowers

Clark graduated from Samford University in Spring of 2007 as an honors candidate, majoring in political science, with a minor in writing.  After a spectacular debate career that included qualifying for the National Debate Tournament three times, Clark is currently attending the University of Alabama Law School.   Clark can be contacted at cebowers@gmail.com.

 

Ben Coulter

Ben Coulter

(Red tie on the front left)

Ben worked as the assistant director of Samford University for eight years, recently moving on to Cumberland Law School right here in Birmingham.  Ben served as the director of the Birmingham Area Debate League, the director of the Samford Summer Institute, and the director of the Bishop Guild High school tournament.  Ben was the coach for several qualifiers to the National Debate Tournament, and two teams qualified for the NDT in Ben's last three years as a coach.  Ben can be contacted at bbcoulte@samford.edu.

 

Skip Coulter

Skip Coulter

Skip was a long-time director of debate at Samford University, and twice had teams in the "final four" at the National Debate Tournament.  Skip recently retired from his position as the junior high debate teacher at Mountain Brook Junior High in Birmingham, Alabama.  In 2007, Skip was inducted into the Alabama Debate Hall of Fame.

 

Stephen Davidson

Stephen Davidson is a former debater at Samford University who is now a doctor at the Montgomery Cancer Center in Montgomery, Alabama.  In 2006, Stephen generously established the Stephen L. Davidson Forensics Scholarship to Samford University's debate program. 

 

Keith Herron

Keith Herron

 Keith Herron (far right) dedicates the Susie Herron scholarship in the name of Susie Herron (center)

Keith Herron is a former debater at Samford University who is now the executive vice president of regions bank in Middle Tennessee.  In the Spring of 2007, Keith generously contributed the Susie Herron scholarship, named after his grandmother.  Keith can be contacted at ckherron@regions.com.

 

Davi Johnson

Davi Johnson

After an outstanding debate career at Samford that included qualifying for the National Debate tournament three times, Davi Johnson pursued a doctoral degree in Communication Studies at the University of Georgia.  The author of numerous published articles in communication theory, she is now an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Southwestern University in Texas. 

 

Jamie Radford

Jamie Radford

Jamie Radford graduated from Samford University in the Spring of 2003.  Jamie had a great debate career at Samford, qualifying for the NDT twice in his four year career.  Jamie is also a recent graduate of the law school at the University of Georgia.  Jamie was also married in June of 2007.  He is now an attorney in the Atlanta area.

 

Ashley Streat

Ashley Streat

(pictured here with Clark Bowers at the 2005 NDT)

Ashley graduated from Samford University in the Spring of 2006 with a degree in international relations.  She was married in the spring of that same year.  Ashley had a spectacular career at Samford which included winning the Capitol Debate Tournament and qualifying for the National Debate Tournament twice.  She now attends the University of Alabama's masters degree program in international relations.

John Wilkerson

John Wilkerson

(pictured on the left at the 2005 NDT)

John Wilkerson graduated from Samford University in the spring of 2007 with a degree in history.  John had an outstanding debate career, which included qualifying for the National Debate Tournament three times, and winning the University of Florida Debate Tournament.  John is now an assistant coach at Stratford Academy in Georgia.