Our alumni enjoy diverse careers in business and education. They are environmental lawyers, research chemists, staff scientists, college professors, dentists, doctors and school teachers.

Mary Elizabeth Anderson

Mary Elizabeth Anderson '01 was a National Science Foundation Undergraduate Experience Fellow in 1999 and 2000. Since then, she has earned a Ph.D. in chemistry at Pennsylvania State University and joined the chemistry faculty of Hope College in Holland, Mich., where she specializes in nanomaterial synthesis and characterization. She has a distinguished record of mentoring, publishing and presenting in her field.

Marvin Leathers

Marvin Leathers '04, was a double-major in classics and biochemistry. Now a Ph.D. candidate in neuroscience and a Mellon Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh, he is the first author of an article that is receiving considerable attention in the neurological science world, “In Monkeys Making Value-Based Decisions, LIP Neurons Encode Cue Salience and Not Action Value,” that appeared in the October 2012 issue of Science.

Rickie D. Moon

Rickie D. Moon

Rickie D. Moon '77 is an environmental scientist for Teledyne Brown Engineering in Huntsville, Ala. Moon earned undergraduate degrees in mathematics and chemistry and the master of science in environmental management in 1997. He and wife MaryAnn are active volunteers with both the Samford Alumni and Parent Associations and have hosted numerous Samford events in their home. The couple received the Alumni of the Year Award in 2012.