Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2003-03-27
Samford University debater James Radford of Madison was selected by the Commission on International Discussion and Debate to join this summer's American National Debate Team tour of Japan.
Radford advanced through a national multi-level selection and audition process to be chosen for the two-person policy debate team. The Samford senior English major will spend July touring universities in Japan and participating in a series of debates regarding international politics and American culture.
Radford was selected on the basis of his Samford debate accomplishments and skill, in addition to his broad academic and cultural interests.
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.