Fall 2000
Vol. 17 No. 3
Publication Number:
USPS 244-800


Turkey Creek Vigil

It's the Excitement'

Genome Research Yields Quick Returns

Samford Ranked Fifth in South by U.S. News & World Report

Education School Scores High in Effective Teacher Preparation

Faculty Accolades

Upcoming Samford Tours

ODK Seeking 50 Exemplary Alumni To Mark Society's Anniversary

Manis Biography Wins Lillian Smith Book Award

University of Georgia Beckons Garver, Hanson with Sizable Postgraduate Packages

Alumni Office Seeks Samford Traditions

Sequoyah, Cunningham Join Men's Hall of Fame

Samford Begins Offering Doctor of Education Program

Deupree Recognized for Fighting Illiteracy

Tillette: Men's Team One
Big Question Mark

Cochran, Moore Lead Veteran Women's Basketball Team



Fall 2000

ODK Seeking 50 Exemplary Alumni To Mark Society's Anniversary

The Samford Chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa will celebrate its 50th anniversary during 2001 by recognizing 50 Samford alumni who exemplify the leadership and service values espoused by the organization, according to Brad Wood, president of the student chapter.

Founded in 1914, ODK was the first college honor society on a national scale to give recognition and honor for meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities, and the development of general campus citizenship.

Leadership and achievement in five categories are recognized: (1) scholarship, (2) athletics, (3) campus or community service, (4) journalism, speech and mass media, and (5) creative and performing arts.

The Samford chapter was chartered April 6, 1951. During the past 50 years, it has tapped approximately 1,000 students into membership. One of its alumni, Eldridge W. Roark, Jr., '55, served as national ODK president from 1990­94.

Nominations must include name, address, telephone number and a 50 to 100-word statement on nominee's accomplishments. Individuals making nominations should include their address or telephone number as well. Nominations can be made via E-mail to bhwood@samford.edu or by regular mail to Bradley H. Wood, Samford University, Box 292137, Birmingham, AL 35229.