As part of Samford University’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of integration, the university is recognizing 29 African-American graduates with the inaugural Audrey Gaston Howard Awards during the month of February. They are representative of the more than 2,000 African American graduates who have distinguished themselves through exemplary professional achievement and civic and community service. Nominations were sought from the Samford community and the final selections were made by a representative committee of faculty, staff and alumni. The accomplishments listed with each honoree are representative of each person’s achievements and distinguished service.

Photo Motley
Eric L. Motley
Photo lee helen
Helen Shores Lee
Photo Anthony Joseph
Anthony Joseph
Photo walker loretta
Loretta Young Walker
Photo Williams Jewel
Jewel Littleton-Williams
Photo mayor woodfin
Randall Woodfin
Photo venessa gray
Vanessa Seals Gray
Photo Thomas Beavers
Thomas Beavers
Photo coleman jennifer
Jennifer J. Coleman
Photo Cameron Thomas
Cameron Thomas
Photo Chenelle Terry
Chenelle Terry
Photo sharp lisa
Lisa J. Sharp
Photo SBAA Corey Green
Corey Green
Photo nealey constance
Constance B. Nealey
Photo osula david
David Osula
Photo Elizabeth Sloan Ragland
Elizabeth Sloan-Ragland
Photo Roderick Evans
Roderick Evans
Photo jeremy towns
Jeremy Towns
Photo Carolyn McKinstry
Carolyn McKinstry
Photo Isaac Cooper
Isaac M. Cooper
Photo Ivette Richardson
Yvette M. Richardson
Photo Devyn Keith
Devyn Keith
Photo Spann Ashley
Ashley L. Spann
Photo john cantelow
John L. Cantelow III
Photo jasmine powers
Jazmine L. Powers
Photo houston brown
Houston L. Brown
Photo Antwine Mandy Jayne
Mandy Jayne Stanley Antwine
Photo Horton Edward
Edward Jerell Horton
Photo Audrey Gaston Yearbook Photo
Audrey Lattimore Gaston Howard