Published on September 23, 2013  

Samford University Journalism and Mass Communication alumnus Tony Hale won the 2013 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series, for his work on the HBO series "Veep".

Hale, a 1992 graduate, plays Gary Walsh on the HBO show, which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the Vice President of the United States. Season 3 of "Veep" is set to air in 2014.

Video: Interview with Tony Hale at Samford, 2011JMC alumnus Tony Hale Wins Emmy 
 
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 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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.