Published on December 10, 2010  

Dr. Ronald Hunsinger, professor and chair of the Biological and Environmental Sciences department, was elected Second Vice President of the Alabama Academy of Sciences. Recently, Dr. Hunsinger participated in a panel discussion called “Responding to the Gulf Oil Crisis.” The panel took place at an event sponsored by the Baptist Historical & Heritage Society. Historian Mark Wilson (Auburn University) and theologian Fisher Humphreys (retired, Samford University) joined Dr. Hunsinger on the panel.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.