Spring 2001
Vol 18 No. 1

Making Samford a Better Place

An Exceptional Gift

Working for the Common Good

New Business Leadership

Opening the Free Market

Trucking with Computers

Other Stories
Bellas Created 'Climate of Achievement' in Samford School of Business

Community Banking Stresses New Technology, Personal Touch

Faculty Compendium

Early Greek Influence on Jordan Strikes Jan Term Class Members

A Cappella Choir Invited to Sing in Russia

Wind Ensemble Performs at MENC Conference

Samford Students Out-Perform Peers in 'Engagement' with Learning: NSSE

Student Accolades

Samford History Prof's Book on King Jail Letter Examines Complexities of '60s Racial Scene

Humphreys Writes on Baptists and Calvinism

Book Edited by George, Smith Examines Racial Reconciliation

George Authors Doctrine Study

Tillette's Team Makes It Interesting During Seventh Straight Winner

Pharmacies Could Hold a Key to Effective Disaster Response

Cochran and Moore Write the Samford Record Book

Baseball Alumni: Send Your Name

Kenny Morgan Scholarship Winners



Student Accolades

Stephanie Blackmon of Fairfield was named a Gates Millennium Scholar. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the renewable scholarship will supplement Blackmon's scholarships and existing financial aid to full tuition.

A total of 62,000 applicants competed for the 4,000 Gates scholarship awards nationally. A sophomore English major, Blackmon also was named one of Alabama's Outstanding Women Student Leaders by the American Association of University Women.

Four Samford School of Music students were winners in recent auditions held by the Alabama Federation of Music Clubs.

Michael Wayne Smith of Opelika won first place in the organ division. Other winners were violinist Layla Plunkett, Cullman, second place, string division; Jonathan Green, Pike Road, third, piano division; and soprano Nicki Bowen, Pine Bluff, Ark., third, women's voice.

Pharmacy student Vinicia Lynn Thomas Cortez of Gadsden was selected by the American Pharmaceutical Association Academy of Students of Pharmacy to receive its national Student Leadership Award for 2001.

In her third year at McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Cortez received a $500 scholarship and travel expenses to the American Pharmaceutical Association national meeting in San Francisco in March.

Thirty Samford students took the results of months of research and preparation to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of Kentucky in March. The students were selected to participate through a review process in which they competed with students nationwide for available program slots.

Research topics ranged from why people invest, researched by a student who is a business major and psychology minor, to health-care needs of Mexican migrant workers in Alabama, studied by a nursing major/Spanish minor.