Published on May 15, 2020 by Sean Flynt  
The seal of Samford University
The seal of Samford University

For the first time in the nearly 180-year history of Samford University’s Department of English, faculty presented year-end student honors from a distance April 29. The COVID-19 pandemic kept faculty and students physically apart, but they were joined in a live video event that can be viewed here.

Jillian Fantin, received the Vivian Lankford Campbell Creative Writing Award.

Andre’A Roper recieved the Francis Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership Leadership and Character Award.

Ethan Sanders recipieved the Exemplary Film Studies Award Winner.

Emily Thorington recipieved the Ladell Payne Exemplary English Major Award.

Class honors included:

Dean’s List, 3.75-4.0

Mackenzie Arnold
Abigail Aho
Rachel Brockwell
Ansley Burnette
Eulaya Erb
Jillian Fantin
Parker Gilley
McKenzie Glaze
Carol Graffeo
Megan Harris
David Holmes
Ashley Jackson
Jillian James
Julianne Jorgensen
Margaret Kirby
Elana Koehler
Heather Krebel
Sarah Lake
Kennedy Looper
McKenzie Marlow
Abigail Olive
Emma Pugh
Andre’A Roper
Claire Scott
Lacey Spear
Alex Speir
Emily Thorington
Rachel Woodruff
Audrey Woods
Kate Young

Dean’s List, 3.5-3.749

Peter Aagaard
Mia Banuelos
Sophia Brough
Will Carlisle
Isabella Cruz
Erin Cyrier
Addie Lee Frierson
Celena Hathaway
David Holmes
Caroline Knowles
Jake Maddox
Kollin Muenstermann
Eva Parker
Kelly Regan
Cara Sadler
Madeline Saltsman
Ethan Sanders
Mary Kathryn Stanley
Corynne Vermillion
Drew Wehry
Esther Williams
Tara Williamson

Scholarship Recipients

Mackenzie Arnold
Mia Banuelos
Brice Boyer
Sophia Brough
Isabella Cruz
Kate Davis
Eulaya Erb
Addie Lee Frierson
Parker Gilley
McKenzie Glaze
Ashlynn Hamrick
Megan Harris
David Holmes
Ashley Jackson
Margaret Kirby
Elana Koehler
Heather Krebel
Jake Lane
Kennedy Looper
Kollin Muenstermann
Eva Parker
Hope Rentz
Andre’A Roper
Madeline Saltsman
Jordan Shoop
Taylor Skipper
Lainey Smith
Rachel Woodruff
 
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.