Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2003-09-04

Two Samford University business students have been selected to serve as interns in the White House, Washington, D.C., during the fall semester.

Allison King of Pensacola, Fla., and William Peek of Roanoke will work in the Office of Presidential Personnel. The office is responsible for recruiting, screening and recommending qualified candidates for Presidential appointments to federal departments and agencies.

King and Peek were chosen on the basis of their interest in public service, politics and law, and their prior success in academic internships. Both are business management majors at Samford.

During their internships, the students will also complete individualized course assignments and research projects with Samford School of Business professors. Their work at the White House will conclude on Dec. 5.


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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.