Published on May 1, 2012  

For the second year in a row a Howard College of Arts and Sciences student has been recognized for Honorable Mention in the prestigious national Goldwater Scholarship competition.

Biochemistry major and University Fellow Jordan Ross took this year's honor, which is awarded by home state. Ross, representing Tennessee, aspires to earn M.D. and Ph.D. degrees focused on cancer research and treatment.

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater and provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.

Another Samford University Fellow, Computer Science major Jesse Kawell, took the Goldwater honor in 2011. The University Fellows program is Samford's honors experience, offering innovative liberal arts courses, unique international study opportunities, undergraduate research support and the chance to develop close working relationships with top Samford faculty.

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.