Published on May 4, 2020 by Sean Flynt  
The seal of Samford University
The seal of Samford University

Samford University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry presented its annual academic honors at the close of the disrupted spring semester.

Hannah Hynds earned the department’s Outstanding Senior Chemistry Student Award.

Abigail Bradford, Claudia Stephens and Erin Prester earned the Wheeler Medal, presented to students who have earned a GPA of 3.75 or above for the first time

Jeb Jones earned the Seal Medal, presented to students who have earned a GPA of 3.75 or above for the second time.

Markayla Bell, Sydney Bottcher, Kathryn Estes, Leah Halls, Allison Nelson, Molly Ervin and Hannah Walker earned the Tower Medal, presented to students who have between 63 and 95 credit hours, and have maintained a 3.75 or above GPA

Lauren Gattie and Will Southall earned the Howard Medal, presented to students who who have earned at least 96 credit hours or more while maintaining a 3.75 or higher GPA.

To learn more about the experience of studying chemistry and biochemistry at Samford, read about three exceptional members of the class of 2020.

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.