Published on March 31, 2022 by Sean Flynt  
AAS 2022
Students Jacqueline Hintz, Kathryn Jones and Simi Komenda with department chair Anthony Overton at the meeting

Samford Biological and Environmental Sciences students earned top honors at the 2022 meeting for the Alabama Academy of Sciences in March.

Kathryn Jones and Bryce Pierce took home the prizes for Outstanding Undergraduates in the paper presentation competition. Simi Komenda won first place in the undergraduate division for poster presentations.

Other Samford presentations featured projects by Alex Armor, Frank Gonzalez, Catherine Gurley, Madeline Guy, Jacqueline Hintz, Mattie Grace Holley, Alice Hunt, Kathryn Jones, Anna Martin, Camryn Pierce and Sarah Thomas.

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.