William P. Collins (History
and Political Science) and Paul A. Richardson (Assistant Dean,
Music) were named Lilly Fellows and invited to participate in
the Christian Scholars and Academic Culture Seminar this summer
at Mount St. Mary's College in Maryland.
Donna Dunaway (Exercise Science and Sports Medicine) received
the Honor Award, highest recognition given annually by the
American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation
and Dance at its national convention.
Ginger Frost (History and Political Science) received a National
Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend of $4,000 to help
fund a research trip to Britain to work on her book, As
Husband and Wife: Cohabitation in Nineteenth Century England.
Michael J. Janas (Debate Director) was named Forensic Educator
of the Year during the Southern Forensic Association meeting
during the spring. He was cited for directing six Samford debate
teams to the National Tournament since 1994 and for community
outreach. Janas founded the Birmingham Area Debate League, which
involves 300 students from 50 area high schools in monthly competition.
Janice Lasseter (English) was named Outstanding Alumna of the
College of Liberal Arts at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
She was recognized at the UAH Honors Convocation in April.
Dennis Sansom (Chair, Religion and Philosophy) has been invited
to join a study commission of the Baptist World Alliance that
explores issues and publishes works on Christian ethics. As part
of his responsibility, he will attend BWA General Council meetings
for five years.
Jean Thomason (Director, Davis Library) was elected vice president/president-elect
of the Alabama Association of College and Research Libraries
at the annual Alabama Library Association meeting this spring.