Published on May 21, 2015  

Biochemistry alumnus Danielle Bailey ’11 has earned a highly competitive National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship. The award is designed to support outstanding graduate students in the sciences and engineering who demonstrate potential for significant achievements in these areas.

Bailey is currently a graduate student at Vanderbilt University, working towards a Ph.D. in nanoparticle research. Prior to entering graduate school in 2014, Bailey served for two years as a teacher in Alabama through the Teach for America program.
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.