February 17, 2006
Editor: Sean Flynt
Web Content Editor: Jana Peairson
Contributing Writers: William Nunnelley, Jana Peairson, Philip Poole, Mary Wimberley


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  The Rev. John Porter, Civil Rights Leader and Samford Trustee, Dies at 74 The Rev. John Porter, Civil Rights Leader and Samford Trustee, Dies at 74
"... In April and May of 1963, Porter helped lead pivotal civil rights demonstrations in downtown Birmingham. The statue of ministers kneeling in prayer in Kelly Ingram Park--site of the '63 demonstrations--is based on a photograph of Porter, the Rev. Nelson H. Smith, Jr., and the Rev. A. D. King moments before they were arrested..."
  Lexmark Founder Mann Receives First Samford Ethics-in-Business Award

Lexmark Founder Mann Receives First Samford Ethics-in-Business Award
"...'He has gained a reputation among his peers as one who has consistently demanded honesty and accountability from co-workers and managers in his work at IBM, Lexmark and Fidelity,' Taylor said of Mann..."

  The Presidential Tradition: Frank M. Roof, 1897-1902 The Presidential Tradition: Frank M. Roof, 1897-1902
"... Howard's physical, financial and cultural growth under Frank M. Roof was remarkable considering the grave danger Howard faced only a year before his appointment to the presidency..."
  Register Now for Old Howard 100 Bike Ride 2006

Register Now for Old Howard 100 Bike Ride 2006
"...Join cyclists from throughout the region on Saturday, April 22, for The Old Howard 100, a ride through Alabama's historic Black Belt sponsored by Samford's Howard College of Arts & Sciences. Proceeds from the ride will benefit Sowing Seeds of Hope, a partnership between Perry County and Alabama Cooperative Baptist Fellowship..."

  Congress Creates Special Window of Opportunity for Tax-Wise Gifts to Samford Samford Newsletter Offers Finance, Estate Planning Information
"...Samford's Gift Planning office now offers a weekly e-mail newsletter featuring up-to-date information and ideas on managing personal finances and estate plans..."