Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2004-04-22
Michael Giles, Jr., of Tuscaloosa has been elected president of the Samford University Student Government Association for 2004-05. He was elected by vote of the undergraduate student body.
Other newly elected Samford SGA executive council officers are Matthew Harrison, Huntsville, vice president-senate; Brooke Bamberg, Selma, vice president-activities; and Austin Bourgeois, Brentwood, Tenn., treasurer.
Giles, son of Earnestine and Michael Giles, Sr., is a junior sports medicine/biology double major.
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 US 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 1st nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.