Published on May 8, 2020 by Sean Flynt  
Theresa Andrzejewski
Theresa Andrzejewski

Graduating Samford psychology and Spanish double-major Theresa Andrzejewski has earned the Maria Leonard Senior Book Award of the university’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, which inducts only the top 20% of first-time, full-time students after their first semester.

The award–including a book that will be selected this summer–is given annually to the graduating ALD member with the highest GPA in the chapter. Bridget Rose, ALD advisor and director of Samford’s Academic Success Center, said that among the Samford chapter’s graduating seniors with 4.0 GPAs, Andrzejewski led in earned credit hours.

After graduating in May, Andrzejewski will study autism and trauma in Virginia Tech University’s clinical science Ph.D. 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.