Published on September 30, 2020 by Sean Flynt  
JMC Honors 2020
Samford JMC students Moriah Mason, Anna Bain and Page Secreast

Two Samford University Journalism and Mass Communication alumni and one current student have earned top honors for their achievements at Samford.

Advertising alumna Anna Bain ’20 earned the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Birmingham Student of the Year ADDY Award for her work at Samford. The 2020 Brick Award winner currently is a client specialist for Birmingham-area Starnes Media.

Current junior Moriah Mason has earned three organizational scholarships in support of her studies. In addition to Delta Xi Phi sorority’s Brandy Nicole "Nikki" Murphy Memorial Scholarship, Mason recently learned that she will receive the 2020 Outstanding Panhellenic Woman Scholarship and National Multicultural Greek Council Scholarship.

Public relations alumna Page Secreast ’20 received a National Gold Key award from the Public Relations Student Society of America in September. The award is the highest individual honor bestowed upon PRSSA members, and recognizes outstanding academic excellence in public relations and leadership in the organization. At Samford, Secreast was a member of the PRSSA team that created a national public relations campaign—Voices of Bham—focused on diversity and inclusion. The Overall Outstanding Journalism and Mass Communication Student of 2020 currently serves as Solution Sales Specialist with IBM’s Summit 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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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.