Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2003-03-13

The Samford University Interfraternity Council earned three top regional awards at the recent Southeastern Interfraternity Conference held in Atlanta, Ga.

The Samford IFC received the Outstanding Public Service Award for its work at Putnam Middle School, the Publications Award for its rush guide and the Education Programming Award for its new member anti-hazing convocation.

Last fall, the students assisted Putnam Middle School with a festival which raised $2,000 for the school.

IFC representatives from more than 125 schools in 10 states attended the southeastern conference.

Hiram Centeno, a sophomore from Maitland, Fla., is Samford IFC president. The Samford IFC represents 304 men who are members of the school's seven fraternities.


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.