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. 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.