Winter 2000
Vol. 17 No. 4
Publication Number:
USPS 244-800


National Model of Excellence

Soldier and Soldat

Studying Guide-by-Your-Side

Love Those Statistics!

These Were Close, Too

Other Stories
Willingness to Change Made Education School Most Effective

Faculty Compendium

Watching for Patent Expiration Dates Can Save Consumers on prescription Drug Costs

Bennett Cites Influence of a Great Teacher, Dean Percy Burns

A Cappella Choir CD Available

Floyd, Marler Receive $56,000 Lilly Fellows Program Grant

Debow, Sansom Get $32,000 Award from Atlas, Templeton

Samford Honors Alabama Ministers
Scofields Rate a Homecoming Cheer
for Loyal Support of Their Alma Mater

Crimson Editors Half a Century Apart
Find Differences, Similarities in the Job

Having a ball at Homecoming

Men's Cross-Country Team Wins Second TAAC Title; Kolb Named All-TAAC Freshman After Nine-Goal SeasonCLASS NOTES


Winter 2000

Dr. Bill Williams '35 plays the Alma Mater on his harmonica.

 Dr. Bill Williams '35 of Bethany, Okla., prepared for Homecoming by practicing the Samford Alma Mater on his harmonica. That way, he would be ready to perform at the Golden Anniversary reunion, which he did.

His former classmates joined the spirit of the performance, jumping to their feet and singing along.

For Carolyn Yeager Robinson '60 of Palmdale, Calif., it was Homecoming in more ways than one. She ran into her husband Mike's cousin, Bill Sumner '54 of Moraga, Calif. Neither knew the other was coming.

"We haven't seen each other in 25 years," said Robinson.

Samford student body president Scarlett Stewart of Orlando, Fla., E-mailed Dr. Gary Barkley '77, a missionary to Japan, about attending a ceremony to dig up a time capsule buried in 1976. Barkley was student president when it was buried.

Barkley E-mailed back that he would be delighted to attend. He was just across campus in Chapman Hall, serving as a visiting religion professor.

 Christine "Tina" Weeks Martin '68 of Thousand Oaks, Calif., combined Homecoming with a visit with her mother, Grace Ezell Marquez '42, the former Spanish professor who taught four members of Samford's current Spanish faculty.

Howard Williams '50 of Columbus, Miss., attended his first Homecoming since graduation, as a member of this year's Golden Anniversary reunion organized by Malcolm Miller '50 of Birmingham.

And Dr. Wayne Flynt '61 returned as a visiting author in the Live at the Library series, admitting that he wrote manuscripts for his 10 books longhand on yellow legal pads. "I like to feel the words flow from the pen to the paper," he said.

It was that kind of Homecoming for some 3,000 alumni in attendance, with events ranging from a rock concert to a sock hop, from football and barbecue to a worship service, from balloon rides and moon walks to moments for just sitting and talking.

 Homecoming Queen Lena Godwin of Hoover and King Andrew Dye of Franklin, Tenn., enjoy the momment.

Robert and Peggy Youngblood look over a model of the new Samford Science Center during Homecoming. The Center will be completed during the fall of 2001.



Gloria Gibbs Lovell of Birmingham chats with fellow members of the Class of 1957 during the Homecoming Barbecue Nov. 4.