Published on September 28, 2021 by Sean Flynt
First year Samford University communication and media student Alison Williams has been accepted into the Jackie Robinson Impact Program, one of the nation’s premier scholarship and leadership development programs for minority college students. Williams said the program will provide four years of community and networking with other Impact members, as well as an online library, videos and other resources to support her academic and personal goals.
For Williams, those goals include a career in public relations. She is a journalism and mass communication major with a concentration in public relations, and hopes to add a minor related to sports public relations and sports media as she develops her professional path at Samford.
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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.