Samford's James Gibson Named Truman Scholar

Samford junior James T. Gibson was named a Truman Scholar by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. He is one of 64 Truman Scholars selected nationwide from some 600 applicants.

Gibson will receive a $30,000 scholarship for his last year of undergraduate school and two years of graduate work. He is a history and political science double major from Butler.

Truman Scholars are selected on the basis of leadership potential, intellectual ability and the likelihood of making a difference. They must be committed to careers in government or the not-for-profit sector. The foundation typically selects one scholar from each state and several at-large scholars from each region.

Gibson, a Dean's List student, is a member of Samford's student government senate, the Pre-Law Society, Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform, Amnesty International and several honor societies. He is captain of the Samford mock trial team, former staff writer for the Samford Crimson newspaper, and founder and president of the Samford College Democrats.

The Truman Scholars program is the federal memorial to the nation's 33rd president.

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Spring 2002
Vol. 19, No. 1

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Samford University Alumni Association Officers 2002-03

Bennie Bumpers '63
Sonya Bumpers '63

Tom Armstrong '73
Vice President

Brooke Dill Stewart '95

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