Published on May 20, 2014 by Kara Kennedy  

Samford’s Brock School of Business announced the 2014 Outstanding Faculty Awards at the 50th Annual Scholarships and Awards Ceremony held in Reid Chapel on May 2. In addition to recognizing faculty, the Brock School awarded student scholarships totaling more than $110,000.

“We are indeed fortunate that Samford’s alumni and friends provide generous financial support for our students” said Howard Finch, dean of the Brock School of Business. “Scholarships fill a critical funding gap which allows deserving students to pursue their dreams of personal and professional success.”

Individual faculty members were also recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Brock School of Business. The following awardees were nominated and chosen by their peers.

Ms. Sharon Jackson, Assistant Professor of Accounting, received the award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. The award recognizes a full-time business school faculty member for outstanding achievements, innovation and performance in teaching at the undergraduate level.

Dr. Steven Jones, John W. Gay Professor of Banking and Finance, received the award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching. The award recognizes a full-time business school faculty member for outstanding achievements, innovation and performance in teaching at the graduate level.

Dr. Sara Helms, Assistant Professor Economics and Coordinator of the Brock Scholars Program, received the award for Outstanding Scholarship. The award recognizes a full-time business school faculty member for outstanding achievements in nationally recognized research and scholarship.

Dr. Jeremy Thornton, Associate Professor of Economics and Dwight Beeson Moody Chair for Business, received the award for Distinguished Service. The award recognizes a full-time faculty business member for outstanding service rendered to the school, the university, the academic profession and the business community.

Finch added, “Each of these faculty members are very deserving of their respective recognition. Their dedication to maintaining high academic quality and to individual student success contributes greatly to our mission at the Brock School of Business.

About the Brock School of Business: U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South, and the university is widely acknowledged as a leader in liberal arts and professional school education. Samford University’s Brock School of Business has a long history of achievements in business education. The university has offered degrees in business and commerce since 1922. In 1965, the School of Business was established to offer both bachelors and masters degrees in business. It was formally named the Brock School in 2007 for Birmingham banker and Samford trustee Harry B. Brock Jr., reflecting his long career in business and his commitment to high quality business and entrepreneurship education. The Brock School of Business holds AACSB Accreditation, the benchmark of quality worldwide and the most widely sought after standard of excellence by U.S.business schools. Learn more at www.samford.edu/business

 
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.