2011-2012 Academic Integrity Advocates

The Mann Center periodically convenes a small group of influential students to help identify opportunities for student-focused programming and resources related to academic integrity at Samford. The 2011-2012 Academic Integrity Advocates include:

Lydia Nace

Sophomore, Howard College of Arts & Sciences

Lydia, a sophomore from Morton, IL, is actively involved in campus life at Samford. A history major, she is also a Samford cheerleader, a sister of Zeta Tau Alpha, a member of Alpha Lambda Delta national honor society, and an SGA senator representing the Howard College of Arts and Sciences.

Some of Lydia's favorite activities include studying at Panera, sleeping, and going to the movies. After graduation, her career goal is to earn a PhD and teach history.

Jordan Valdez

Sophomore, Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing

Jordan, a sophomore nursing student who is also active in Samford's ROTC program, grew up on a farm in Columbia, TN. One of his primary interests is marine biology; he ran his own business throughout high school building ponds and waterfalls, as well as installing aquariums at local medical clinics.

Jordan currently serves as a Samford RA, and was student body president his senior year of high school. After graduation, he hopes to become an Air Force nurse; he then plans to serve as a medical missionary.

Paizley Coffey

Junior, Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education

Paizley, a junior education major from Athens, AL, is active in a number of Samford student organizations. A vice president of Zeta Tau Alpha, she has also served on Freshman Forum, as a Connections Leader, and as the Director of Special Events for SGA.

Currently, Paizley is the SGA Chief of Staff and a member of the Samford Student Recruitment Team, and engages actively in volunteer work. She is also involved with Campus Outreach and the Church of Brookhills.

Sarah Waller

Junior, Howard College of Arts & Sciences

Sarah is a junior Journalism and Mass Communication major from Gainesville, GA. She is also minoring in Communication Studies and English, and is Editor-in-Chief of Samford's Entre Nous yearbook.

In addition, Sarah is actively involved with SGA, where she has served as the Co-Director of Annual Events, and currently as the Special Events Director. In this capacity, she is responsible for events such as Spring Fling, Welcome Back Week, Homecoming, and the Lighting of the Way.

Jennifer Nelson

Pharm I, McWhorter School of Pharmacy

Jennifer, a first-year Pharmacy student from Coto de Caza, CA, is active in a number of on-campus organizations. In addition to serving on the Samford Student Recruitment Team, she is the Director of Behavioral Assessment for the Panhellenic Council and a student representative on the MSOP Student Affairs Council.

Jennifer is also a sister of Phi Mu; her favorite hobbies are reading and watching movies. After graduation, she plans to work in a hospital pharmacy.

Caroline Noland

Senior, Brock School of Business and University Fellows Program

Caroline is a senior Brock Scholars major from Boiling Springs, SC. She is currently president of University Ministries, Chaplain of SGA, and Vice President of Recruitment for Omicron Delta Kappa. She also serves as a representative on the SGA Presidential Advisory Council and as Vice President of Theta Alpha Kappa.

Off-campus, Caroline is also involved in a number of activities, including the Step Up After School Program, where she leads a book club for inner-city middle school girls. In Summer 2011, she worked for Food for the Hungry in Washington, D.C. After graduation, she plans to move to Pakistan and do missions and development work; following this, she plans to attend graduate school in London.

Mandy Liu

Senior, School of the Arts

Mandy is a senior piano performance/pedagogy major from Birmingham, Alabama. She is also a member of University Chorale, Samford’s MTNA Collegiate Chapter, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. Her hobbies include reading, enjoying the outdoors, and hanging out with friends and family.

Mandy loves teaching her twelve piano students and children’s Bible studies at Briarwood Presbyterian church, as well as being a part of Samford’s campus ministry, Reformed University Fellowship. After this year, she plans to attend graduate school, pursuing a Master's degree in Elementary Education, with a goal of teaching children and serving others.

Tom Oliver

Senior, Howard College of Arts & Sciences



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