Published on November 2, 2021 by Sean Flynt  
Shades Creek Cleanup
Samford students with trash collected during the event

Samford University’s Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society hosted a Shades Creek Cleanup in October as part of the university’s ongoing engagement with its local community and natural resources. Beta Beta Beta chapter president and marine science major Alice Hunt and biological and environmental sciences professor Betsy Dobbins organized the event and led more than 30 student, faculty and community volunteers in the effort to clean and preserve the creek that flows on the south side of Samford's Homewood, Alabama, campus.

Dobbins represented both Samford and community partner Friends of Shades Creek, along with that organization’s president, Michelle Blackwood, and executive director, Henry Hughs.

Beta Beta Beta will host another another community service activity–a tree-planting– with Friends of Shades Creek in November. Watch the organization’s calendar for the event schedule!

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.