Published on May 19, 2020 by Sean Flynt  

Samford University’s Philosophy Department presented its annual academic honors to four students in May.

Starling Reid earned the Mabry Lunceford Award, which recognizes the Most Outstanding Graduating Senior.

Parker Gilley earned a Mabry Lunceford Scholarship.

Hannah Collins earned both a Mabry Lunceford Scholarship and a David Bayless Scholarship.

Natalie Tidwell earned a David Bayless Scholarship.

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.