Published on January 4, 2010  

Senior political science major Jonathan Coley received awarded the Dorothy G. Baker Campus Leadership award from the United Nations Association-USA Greater Birmingham Chapter. The award is given in order to recognize “outstanding student initiatives that contribute to public knowledge of international affairs and the work of the United Nations in the world or strengthen intercultural understanding and respect in the school and the community.” Jonathan received the award at the United Nations Association-USA Greater Birmingham Chapter UN Day Banquet on October 15. Dr. Andrew Westmoreland, president of Samford University, was the featured speaker at the event. Jonathan is the third Samford student to receive the Campus Leadership award in two years.

 
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.