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 ‘Anything But Sleepy’: 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 Governor’s 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



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

The Samford chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society celebrated its 50th anniversary May 8 by recognizing 50 alumni Leaders with Impact who exemplify the values of ODK and Samford.

Recognized at a celebration breakfast, the 50 are representative of Samford alumni from the past 50 years who are having an impact on society.

Samford's chapter of ODK was established April 6, 1951.

Honorees were:

Lance W. Anderson '51, Ponce de Leon, Fla., retired executive; William C. Armistead, Jr. '66, Columbiana, state senator; Hugh C. Bailey '5l, Valdosta, Ga., retired educator; Walter G. Barnes '56, Birmingham, insurance; J. Claude Bennett '54, Birmingham, pharmaceuticals executive; Betsy Box '71, College Park, Ga., educator; Mark D. Branan '91, Greer, S.C., entrepreneur; Kate Campbell '83, Nashville, Tenn., recording artist; W. Andrew Collins '67, St. Paul, Minn., educator; William C. Dooley '78, Oklahoma City, Okla., medical researcher.

Jean M. Finochio '95, Birmingham, United Way; J. Wayne Flynt '61, Auburn, historian; Michael W. Fountain '77, Tampa, Fla., professor; S. Elizabeth Futral '85, New York, N.Y., opera performer; R. Kirby Godsey '57, Macon, Ga., educator; James E. Gray '79, Birmingham, pastor; Carol J. Guthrie '93, Washington, D.C., Senate aide; Hoyt G. Harwell '53, Birmingham, retired journalist; Jack U. Harwell '53, Stone Mountain, Ga., retired editor; Gene Head, Jr. Ď95, Birmingham, businessman.

James T. Hickey '00, Birmingham, law enforcement; Samuel Eugene Huckaby '63, Temuco, Chile, missionary/teacher; Samuel Todd Huckaby '86, Santiago, Chile, lawyer; James L. Huskey '69, Bethesda, Md., U.S. State Dept.; Carolyn Ross Johnston '70, St. Petersburg, Fla., professor; Samuel C. Ledbetter '81, New York, N.Y., Broadway director; Wanda Lee '81, Baptist leader; W. Randall Lolley '52, Raleigh, N.C., minister; Harold E. Martin '54, Fort Worth, Texas, retired editor; R. Clayton McWhorter '55, Nashville, Tenn., entrepreneur.

Eric L. Motley '96, Washington, D.C., Presidential aide; Kevin C. Newsom '94, Alexandria, Va., Supreme Court clerk; Susan Patterson '79, Herndon, Va., opera performer; C. Ladell Payne '55, Grass Valley, Calif., retired educator; Jason R. Pierce '92, Scottsboro, assistant district attorney; William S. Propst '61, Huntsville, pharmaceutical entrepreneur; Claude H. Rhea III '76, Atlanta, Ga., denominational executive; Eldridge W. Roark, Jr. '55, Naples, Fla., retired educator; Justin S. Russell '93, Barcelona, Spain, entrepreneur; Janie L. Shores '68, Birmingham, retired jurist.

Peter M. Sims '79, Birmingham, physician; Anita F. Snell '63, Singapore, missionary; Jack A. Snell '63, Singapore, missionary; Charles H. Talbert '56, Waco, Texas, professor; Victor Terry '97, Gautier, Miss., businessman; William L. Turner '60, Houston, Texas, minister; Scotty de Jesus Utz '92, Hyattsville, Wyo., entrepreneur; F. Neal Wade '69, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., economic developer; Ray C. Williams '66, Chapel Hill, N.C., professor; Charles R. Woods, Jr. '81, Winston-Salem, N.C., physician.