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.


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.