Published on April 21, 2020 by Sean Flynt
Samford religion alumna Tiffany Stubbs ’08 earned second place in the 2020 John R. Claypool Preaching Award at the James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University. Her sermon, What's in Your Cup?, excelled in “a competitive field of excellent sermons,” judges said.
The Birmingham, Alabama, native excelled at Samford, too, earning the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies’ 2008 Talley-Windsor Award for performance and promise in preparation for a church-related vocation. She currently studies spiritual and pastoral care in the McAfee School of Theology M.Div. degree 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.