Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2001-02-22

Fifty of Samford University's top undergraduate and graduate student leaders have been invited to meet with Attorney General Bill Pryor in a Mentor Alabama campus visit Tuesday, February 27. The orientation session will be at 6 p.m. in the Flag Colonnade Room of Beeson University Center.

The Mentor Alabama program is an initiative of the Office of Attorney General. Its goal is to recruit 2,002 mentors for Alabama's youth by the end of the year 2002 in an effort to prevent juvenile crime, youth violence and gang involvement.

Participants in the program will be paired with community-based mentoring organizations. Samford students were selected for the program on the basis of their interest and involvement in mentoring-related projects.

Samford is the first Birmingham area college to commit to involvement in the Mentor Alabama program.


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.