Summer 2000
Vol. 17 No. 2
Publication Number:
USPS 244-800

Seasons Staff
William Nunnelley
Mary Wimberley
Associate Editor
Jack Brymer
Contributing Writer
Scott Camp
Multimedia Graphic Designer
Donna Fitch
Web Designer & Editor
Janica York
Editorial Assistant
Caroline Baird

Samford University
Alumni Association
Officers 2000­01

Paula Hovater '69
Rod Hovater '67

Bennie Bumpers '63
Vice President

Cyndi Stephenson '85
Vice President

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 Summer 2000

FAQ: Samford
(Editor's Note: Seasons asked President Thomas E. Corts to respond to the five most frequently asked questions about Samford. Here are the questions and his answers.)

Seeking Samford Grads
Samford University graduates earned impressive packages for continued study at some of the nation's best-known graduate schools. Find out what it took to recruit these talented seniors.

Viewpoints: Berry and Flynt
Samford conferred honorary doctorates on author Wendell Berry and historian Wayne Flynt '61 at Commencement. Seasons interviewed the two for its Viewpoints question-and-answer feature.

Unclaimed Bargains
Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Ala., is the nation's only store for selling unclaimed baggage, a business that has captured the imagination-and money-of shoppers worldwide. Former Samford student body president Bryan Owens '81, who owns the business, has a bargain for just about everyone.

Miss Alabama 2000
Samford junior Jana Anderson will represent Alabama in the Miss America Pageant this fall. She is Samford's fifth Miss Alabama over the past seven years.

Campus News
Christian Women's Leadership Center established
Determined nurse keeps rural clinic open
Nursing School accredited by CCNE
Condoleezza Rice discusses global leadership
New building signals burst of energy in the sciences
Faculty accolades

Major Gift to Athletics
Gene Bluemly has been a believer in Samford University since student days, when he played football under legendary coach Bobby Bowden. Highly successful in the insurance business, Bluemly recently made the largest gift in history to Samford athletics.


Other Stories
Bobby Bowden Day
Class Notes
In Memoriam

Bulldogs Plan to Exercise Option Again in 2000

Men's Team Captures First TAAC Track Title

News Briefs
Bill Mathews Named VP as Laverne Farmer Retires

Interior Design Gets FIDER Accreditation

Translation Prompts Scholarship Fund

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