Published on May 18, 2023 by Dakota Rice  
Freeman Randy

In December 2022, an endowed scholarship in Samford University’s Brock School of Business was established in honor of Randy Freeman ’84, recently retired chief financial officer of Brasfield & Gorrie LLC.

Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build and construction management services to clients throughout the United States.

Freeman spent most of his career with Brasfield & Gorrie, joining the company in 1993 and becoming chief financial officer in 1995. During his tenure, the company’s annual revenues grew from $300 million to over $4 billion. His professional accomplishments, industry contributions and philanthropic efforts have positively impacted numerous organizations and contributed to the success of the company today.

He has served on Samford University’s Board of Overseers, as well as the Brock School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board. He and his wife, Lisa, are continuously involved in philanthropic efforts on behalf of Samford.

The Randall J. Freeman Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a rising senior in Brock School of Business pursuing a business major who has maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to either students from Etowah County, Alabama, or those pursuing a real estate concentration.

Samford is grateful for this partnership with Brasfield & Gorrie and the implications for generations of students pursuing real estate.

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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.