Posted by Mary Wimberley on 1999-11-17

Longtime Samford University Theatre director Harold Hunt, now retired, has been awarded the 1999 Theatre Hall of Fame Award by the Alabama Conference of Theatre and Speech (ACTS).

The award, which recognizes past pioneers in Alabama theatre, was presented at the ACTS Fall conference Oct. 23 at Auburn University.

Hunt joined the Samford faculty in 1963 and served as head of the department of speech and dramatic arts from 1966 until his retirement in 1997.

During his 34-year Samford tenure, he directed more than 100 plays.

A former president of the Alabama Speech and Theatre Conference, he was active in regional and national associations.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.