Published on November 7, 2013  

Samford student Surafel Krubel has been honored with the Dorothy G. Baker Campus Leadership Award of the Birmingham Chapter of The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA).

The honor, one of several announced at the annual Birmingham United Nations Day Banquet Oct. 17, recognizes Krubel for his achievement and leadership at Model United Nations conferences in New York, Spain, Washington and Switzerland.

Samford fields an award-winning Model UN team each year, led by Samford political science professor Serena Simoni. The team is competing in the ROMUN Conference in Rome, Italy, Nov. 4-9.

UNA-USA is a membership organization dedicated to inform, inspire and mobilize the American people to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. The Greater Birmingham Chapter of the organization, chartered in 1992, has as its mission the creation of programs and activities that stimulate public discussion of international affairs and encourage support for a better United Nations.
 
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.