Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2004-11-08

Melissa Morgan, a senior journalism/mass communication and French double major from Birmingham, was crowned Miss Samford University 2005 Friday evening (NOV. 5). She will represent Samford in the Miss Alabama pageant in June.

She is the daughter of Anna and C. J. Morgan. Her platform is "Literacy--The Need to Read." A pianist, she played "Romance" by Jean Sibelius during the talent competition.

Finalists were: Rachel Holland of Old Hickory, Tenn., first runner-up; Lindsey Samples of Clanton, Ala., second runner-up; Sidney White of Birmingham, third runner-up; and Elizabeth Broome of Indianapolis, Ind., fourth runner-up.

Winners in other categories were Sidney White, lifestyle and fitness (swimsuit); Rachel Holland, talent; and Hailey Hutchinson of Gadsden, Ala., spirit of Samford.


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.