Posted by William Nunnelley on 2003-02-04

Classics professor Douglas Clapp and communication instructor Killian Manning will receive Samford University's annual "Most Valuable Professor" awards Thursday, Feb. 6, during halftime of the Samford-Stetson men's basketball game.

The awards are voted on by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee to recognize outstanding support of student-athletes by the Samford faculty.

Tipoff time for the Samford-Stetson game will be 7 p.m. in Seibert Hall. The Samford and Stetson women's teams will play at 4:45 p.m. in Seibert.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.