Major: History and Classics
Hometown: Albany, GeorgiaIn high school, Dallas was an AP Scholar and the recipient of his high school’s scholar/athlete award for excellence in both academia and athletics, as well as the Knight of Valor award, the headmaster’s award for integrity, character, and dedication to moral instruction. Since coming to Samford, Dallas has sought to continue and grow in these pursuits. He is involved with the ministry team for Reformed University Fellowship (RUF), Samford’s Ultimate Club Team, and the Science and Religion Club. In addition to University Fellows, he has also joined other academic programs: John Howard Scholar’s Program, Stockham Scholars for History and Classics, and Phi Alpha Theta Honor’s Society for History. He has also been on the Dean’s List every semester while at Samford, as well as a recipient of the Wheeler, Seal, and Tower medals for academic excellence. In previous years Dallas has also been a part of Samford’s Undergraduate Research Journal (SURJ) as an editor for the humanities and a team member of TEDx SamfordU. This past semester, Fall 2016, he took the opportunity to study abroad at Samford’s Daniel House in London, England. Off campus, he is involved with his church, Cahaba Park, and has spent Sunday evenings in previous semesters helping their youth ministry. Dallas’ passion for people has also led him to become involved with campus activities such as Connections weekend, where he will be serving as a Connections Leader, and Step Sing, where he is a proud member of Dudes-A-Plenty. This summer, he was awarded an Alabama Power Research Fellowship with Dr. Jason Wallace for analyzing the eschatological beliefs that drove the Puritans of the Massachusetts’s Bay Colony to the New World. After obtaining his undergraduate degree, Dallas plans on attending seminary and possibly pursuing doctoral work afterwards, where he can combine his passionate interests in history and theology to pursue pastoral ministry and teaching in higher education.