Published on May 21, 2014
Samford's Geography Department presented its annual student awards in May. The honors included:• D. Gregory Jeane Award for Excellence in Geography: David Guarino
• William Tynes Memorial Award for Service and Dedication to the Department of Geography: Kyle Duncan
• Outstanding Scholar Award (graduating senior with highest GPA): Shelbie Landry
Also at year-end, Geography professor Eric Fournier was honored with the Dean’s Teaching Award for Howard College of Arts and Sciences.
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.