The Young Alumni Board extension of the Samford University Alumni Association seeks to create a lifelong and worldwide community of alumni through increased opportunities for engagement between young alumni and Samford University in the form of fellowship, programs, and services. As a continuation of the Samford University experience, the Young Alumni Board strives to foster growth of the individual while encouraging service to Samford University, local communities, and the world.

In addition to the benefits and opportunities provided to all SUAA members, there are also specific resources for young alumni. For those young alumni in Birmingham, Atlanta and Nashville, the Young Alumni Board in each city hosts several events throughout the year. These events are fun and easy ways to build your community as a recent Samford graduate.

The application processes for the boards closed in June and July of 2022. Applications will open for Atlanta and Nashville in June 2023, and Birmingham in June 2024.

Atlanta Young Alumni Board

The Young Alumni Board of Atlanta hosts events in the Atlanta area each semester for alumni ages 21-39. Attending young alumni events is a great way to meet and network with other alumni in the area in addition to connection opportunities through the Atlanta Alumni Chapter.

Board Members

  • Allyson Bretch '09 - President
  • Delaney Scherpereel '16 - Vice-President
  • Megan Rose Byers '20
  • Jonathan Goode '15
  • Jacob Hales '19
  • Alondra Hampton '21
  • Hannah Hanbury '10
  • Taylor Hartman '18
  • Daylan Jihn ‘21
  • Paige Reznikov '15
  • Ellen Riggins ‘17
  • Amy Grace Robertson '09
  • John Staton '20
  • Dave Strider ‘12
  • Bailey Williams '16 and '17

Birmingham Young Alumni Board

With many graduates staying close to campus in the first few months or years after graduation, the Young Alumni Board of Birmingham is a great way to stay connected. A variety of programs and opportunities for young alumni, ages 21-39, occur throughout the year. Attending young alumni events is a great way to meet and network with other alumni in the area.

Board Members

  • Christopher George, '09 - President
  • Jordan Hovater, '17 - Vice President
  • Nyeedra Davis, '18 - Secretary
  • Reed McMullan, ‘18 - Marketing Officer
  • Hannah Avery, '13
  • Rachel Cochran, ‘20
  • Jordan Cole, '13
  • Emilie Cowley, ‘19
  • Celia Dozier, ‘17
  • Jim Fuerniss, ‘12
  • Seth Green, ‘18
  • Adam Hancock, '07
  • Allie Hutchins, ‘17
  • Kristen Jackson, ‘17
  • Jennifer Jones, ‘11
  • Megan Mitchell, '12
  • Brandon Nettles, '14
  • Charlie Pond, '14
  • Sarah Pugliese, ‘13
  • Kaitlyn Puzzitiello, '18
  • Audrey Verdesca, ’20
  • Zach Walker, ‘20
  • Alexis Whiting, ‘18
  • Jonathan Wohlwend, ’09, ‘14
  • Jereme Wright, '18
  • Cameron Yaw, '13

Nashville Young Alumni Board

The Young Alumni Board of Nashville hosts events in the Nashville area each semester for alumni ages 21-39. Attending young alumni events is a great way to meet and network with other alumni in the area in addition to connection opportunities through the Nashville Alumni Chapter.

Board Members

  • Larry Kloess ’07—President
  • Sydney Talley ’11—Vice President
  • Liann Cates ’17—Secretary
  • Julianne Angelova '10
  • Jonathan Bowman, '11
  • Megan Rose Byers, '20
  • Lauren Denton '11
  • Blake Dunshee '15
  • Anna Kaye Gilbreath, '09
  • Matt Glover, '10
  • Chad Jordan, '21
  • Jessica Lim, '11
  • Baker Richardson, '19
  • Ross Rochford '19
  • Reed Shirley '21
  • Jordan Simpkins, '07
  • Emily Springer, '17
  • Ricky Thrash, '07
  • Elizabeth Townsend, '14
  • Jennifer Van Dyke, '09
  • Catherine Yancy, '14