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.


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.