Published on May 5, 2021 by Sean Flynt
The spring 2021 issue of Samford’s award-winning, student-produced magazine The Local has launched! Print issues are available on campus and around Homewood, Vestavia Hills and Birmingham. View the digital magazine here.
The Local earned First Place in Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC) competition in March, and many of the magazine's staff earned SEJC awards for their individual contributions. Professor Clay Carey was separately honored for his advising of the publication.
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.