Summer 2001
Vol 18 No. 2

Celebrating 160 Years, and a Bright Future

Overcoming Years of Bitterness

New Arts & Sciences Dean

Kelly Jones Claims Miss Alabama

The Business of Jets

Picturing Samford's History

Choir Pleases Russian Audiences

Exciting Swiss Winter Escapade

A Conference for All Sports

Bulldogs To Spread Field, Rely on Defense

Other Stories

Samford Names Brad Creed to be Associate Provost

Samford Gets $100,000 FIPSE Grant for PBL Project with Maastricht

Faculty Compendium: Ross Article Cited in Microsoft Ruling; Bass Book Nominated for Pulitzer Prize

New Arts and Sciences Dean Samford ÔAnything But SleepyÕ: Chapman Davis

Davis Proudest of Hiring Strong Faculty

Teaching Aspect of Nursing Has Always Attracted New Dean

Baur Steps Down as Nursing Dean, Will Continue to Teach

John Carroll Brings Breadth of Legal Experience to Role as Cumberland Dean

Early Edmund D. Pellegrino Medal Honors Namesake, Secundy and Fletcher for Bioethics Contributions

Biology Students to Map Nature Conservancy Properties

Cumberland Professor Ware Writes the Book on Alternative Dispute Resolution

Samford ODK Celebrates 50th Year, Recognizes 50 Leaders with Impact

Samford hosts Alabama GovernorÕs School

Halbrooks Inaugurated as President of Colgate Rochester Crozer

Frank Stagg Library Adds Greatly to Samford Baptist Collection

Student Callers Raise More than $137,000 in Phonathon Effort



New History Tells Samford Story With Images Ranging from Routine to Remarkable

A new pictorial history, 160 Years of Samford University, is off the presses this summer in time to help celebrate the school’s 160th anniversary.

Written and compiled by Sean A. Flynt '91, the 128-page trade paperback tells the Samford story largely through vintage photographs from the school’s three campuses—in Marion, East Lake and Homewood.

The rarely seen photos from the Special Collection department of Samford's library are supplemented by informative, entertaining captions. They provide a chance to relive some of the most memorable moments in Samford history.

The book is part of the College History Series published by Arcadia Publishing of Charleston, S.C. It sells in bookstores (including the Samford Bookstore) for $19.99. Book royalties will go to Samford.

Images in the book range from informal to formal, routine to remarkable and tragic to hilarious. Most of the approximately 200 photos focus on people.

"Photographs tell stories that make words pale in comparison," said Elizabeth Wells, Special Collection librarian who helped Flynt compile the volume.

Flynt, a news and feature writer at Samford, is a fourth-generation alumnus who is also a photographer, student of photographic history and collector of unusual antique photos. He relished the task of working on the book.

"I've always felt close to Samford because it has meant so much to my family, but working on this project brought me even closer and gave me a historical perspective on my personal experience," he said.

Flynt said the project would have been impossible without the help of Wells, Becky Strickland and Jennifer Taylor of the Special Collection staff.

"They never failed to point me in the direction of what I was looking for, and they revealed many of the images that are the gems of this book," he said.

Samford will celebrate its 160th year during the 2001-02 school year beginning this fall.

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