Published on March 31, 2021 by Morgan Black  
Samford University’s Brock School of Business has announced a newly established scholarship endowment which will honor longtime accounting professor Kay Guess who will retire following the summer 2021 semester. The scholarship will be awarded to deserving students majoring in accounting.
Professor Guess has served on the Brock School of Business faculty as a professor of accounting on two separate occasions – first from 1993 until 1997 and again beginning in August 2012. She was instrumental in creating many of the cornerstone aspects of the accounting program during her first stint on the faculty. Her efforts led to the creation of the first Accounting Advisory Board and the implementation of the Accounting Program Awards Banquet.
Dean Chad Carson shared, “Kay’s tireless efforts to expose our students to the accounting professional community are still paying dividends for our students almost 30 years later. Today, accounting firms spend many hours heavily recruiting our students—that certainly was not the case back in the 90s, but Dr. Guess was a staunch advocate for our students and our program. Her vision for our accounting program has been realized and our students are the real beneficiaries. Funds supporting the new scholarship will create a lasting legacy to a friend, professor, mentor and colleague who has meant so much to so many.”
Gifts may be made at To direct your support to the new scholarship, select “Give Now” and the “Accounting Program Excellence Fund” selection in the designation menu. Please note Dr. Kay Guess on the “in honor of” section of the form. Alternatively, checks may be mailed to the Brock School of Business dean’s office. They may be addressed to:
Samford University
Brock School of Business
Attention: Dean Chad Carson
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham AL 35229
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.