Brett Elam

Brett Elam as a customer-facing technical sales professional for IBM, chiefly focused on developing solutions for the company’s large enterprise database management clients.

Shannon Flynt

Mathematics and history double-major Shannon Flynt ’91 earned an M.A. degree in anthropology at the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. in art history and archaeology at the University of Missouri-Columbia focused on Roman archaeology. In 1999 she was named a U.S. Fulbright Fellow to Austria, where she lived for a year while completing research for her doctoral dissertation, "The Military Vici of Noricum". Flynt returned to Samford in 2000 and now teaches in the Department of Classics and Philosophy and Visual Arts Department.

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 his wife, MaryAnn, are active volunteers with both the Samford Alumni and Parent Associations and have hosted numerous Samford events in their home.

Laurel Smith

Laurel Smith `07 is at Penta Research, Inc. in Huntsville, Ala., where she works with modeling and simulation software for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program. She completed a Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in management of technology at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2011.

Laura Steil

Laura Steil ’05 went on to earn M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Kentucky, and now teaches at Mars Hill College in North Carolina. She was selected to be a part of the MAA Project NExT program, a selective program sponsored by the MAA for the purpose of helping new faculty members network with other mathematicians.