Dollie Grover Brice
Instructor, Department of Kinesiology
School of Health Professions
Department of Kinesiology
Phone: 205-726-4229
Dollie Grover Brice has had a job at Samford University for 34 years, but she believes she has never worked. "When you love your work, you will never work a day in your life," she said. As an undergraduate at Samford, Brice planned to major in nursing, but ultimately ended up graduating with a degree in accounting. During her time as a student, she participated in the school's synchronized swimming team, which ultimately led to her first job coaching Samford's team. During her time at Samford, Brice has overseen the school's water show, the children's summer swimming program as well as several dance classes, including the always-full ballroom dancing where she teaches a variety of dance styles. She also does private lessons for engaged couples to assist them with learning a first dance for their wedding. In recent years, Brice has added yoga instructor to her extensive repertoire. She is a certified registered yoga teacher with 200 hours of training. "Swimming is what I was hired to teach, and I no longer do that. No complaints. I love yoga, but swimming is what got me this job.

Degrees and Certifications

  • M.S., health education, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • B.S., accounting, Samford University


  • Children's summer learn to swim program at Samford; RYT200, Yoga Teacher; Yoga Alliance Certification, YogaFit; American Red Cross Certifications: water safety instructor trainer, lifeguarding instructor, CPR/AED for the health-care provider instructor, responding to emergencies; First Aid Instructor; Teach or have taught the following courses at Samford: Concepts of Fitness--Running, Concepts of Fitness--Swimming, Concepts of Fitness--Yoga, Water Safety Instructor, Beginning Swimming, Intermediate Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Lifeguarding, Kayaking, Rhythms, Introduction to Dance, Jazz/Tap for Fitness, Beginning Social Dance, Intermediate Social Dance, CPR/AED for the Health Care Providers, Responding to Emergencies First Aid, Yoga

Awards and Honors

  • Dance Educator of the Year, 2008, Alabama State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance [ASAHPERD]
  • Vice President of Dance, ASAHPERD, 2007–2008


  • Camp Winnataska, board of directors, 2013–2016
  • Camp Winnataska, advisory board, 1985–2013
  • Volunteer in many capacities for my children's schools, 1990–2007
  • Church choir, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 1970–1982 and 1990–present
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Committee, 1980–1990