Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2003-07-08

Samantha Chambers of Northport and Tyler Dillard of Dothan were named outstanding female and male participants at this year's Alabama Governor's School, which concluded June 27 at Samford University.

Chambers, daughter of John and Janet Chambers, attends Tuscaloosa Academy.

Dillard, son of Kenneth Dillard and Faye Dillard, attends Northside Methodist Academy.

They were chosen by AGS students, faculty and staff on the basis of their overall participation and interest. They were among 78 rising seniors from 52 high schools in 29 counties who attended the two-week honors program at Samford.

Participants enjoyed college-level experience in academics, creativity and leadership, as well as field trips to museums and sporting events.


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.