Published on September 28, 2020 by Morgan Black  
In September, Samford University’s Brock School of Business announced a newly established endowment in honor of retiring professor of economics Jennings B. Marshall. 
In acknowledgement of Marshall’s distinguished career, Brock School of Business  renamed its Undergraduate Teaching Award to the “Dr. Jennings B. Marshall Undergraduate Teaching Award.” This award is given to a full-time member of the Brock School of Business faculty who demonstrates excellence in undergraduate teaching. In addition to the award, an endowment has been established in his name and will support an annual faculty stipend.
Marshall served on the Brock School of Business faculty since 1985. During his time at Samford, he provided service in all facets of campus life leading to the creation of the University’s Jennings B. Marshall Service Award. In Brock School of Business, Marshall served as director of undergraduate studies and chair of the Department of Economics, Finance and Quantitative Analysis. In the classroom, “No Partial Marshall” was a dedicated classroom instructor and past winner of Samford’s John H. Buchanan Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching. Marshall taught courses across the curriculum but focused primarily on economics and data analytics. He maintained connections to the professional community by providing consulting and expert witness services through his firm, Marshall Hendon Minter & Associates. Marshall will retire at the end of the fall 2020 semester.
“It has been a blessing to teach at Samford for over 35 years,” Marshall said. “The students are wonderfully eager to learn and a joy to teach. The University and the Brock School of Business faculty has gotten stronger every year. I have outstanding colleagues who are wonderful teachers, excellent researchers, and who are all dedicated to their students. I will miss being here more than words can express.”
Interim Dean Chad Carson shared, “Dr. Marshall dedicated his career to helping develop the next generation of Christian business leaders and did it with compassion for his students and enthusiasm for his discipline. It is my hope that through the creation of this endowment we will be able to honor him and his contributions to Samford and Brock School of Business by supporting faculty for years to come.”
Support the endowment by giving online and choosing your preferred designation, or contacting Eddie Miller, director of development, at or 205-726-4108.
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.