Published on October 5, 2010  

Samford students represented Samford well at Georgia State University the weekend of September 18-19.

Sophomore Kaitlin DeFoor (political science) and freshman Robert Walker (psychology) won the Junior Varsity division at a debate tournament held at Georgia State University on September 18-19. Samford’s varsity debate team lead by Dan Bagwell (junior, JMC) and Logan Gramzinski (senior, political science) also placed as the 19th seed out of about 150 teams participating in this national tournament.

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. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.