Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2003-05-30

The Samford University Extension Division awarded certificates and diplomas in biblical and theological studies to 63 students during its annual recognition service on May 10.

Rev. S. Wayne Shelton, pastor of New Temple Baptist Church, Dora, delivered the address. Shelton is an instructor in the Extension Division's Sulphur Springs Institute.

Roy A Carreker was honored for extensive study beyond the highest diploma. Carreker, associate pastor, New Temple Baptist Church, Dora, has completed more than 75 courses and 222 hours of classroom work through the Sulphur Springs Institute.

Several Institute teachers received special recognition for length of service and number of classes taught.

They are: Lenny Bolton, Montgomery Institute; Derek Boyd, Tennessee River Institute; Sigurd Bryan, Sulphur Springs Institute; Bruce Calhoun, Coffee Institute; Richard Cato, Coosa River Institute; Ben Chandler, Tennessee River Institute; J.G. Chatmon, Troy Institute; Robert Covington, Tuscaloosa Institute; Seaphues Dailey, Pickens-Lebanon Institute; Roland Davis, Chilton Institute; Thomas Fuller, Sulphur Springs Institute; Howard Golden, Draper/Staton Correctional Facilities; Charles Jones, Rainsville Institute; David Patty, Sand Mountain Institute; and Noel Walker, Montgomery Institute.

James C. Pounds is director of the Extension Division.


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.