Posted by Sean Flynt on 2004-03-25

The Lakeshore Investment Association at Samford University, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, was featured on a CNBC broadcast on Friday, March 26. The association, comprised mainly of current and former Samford faculty, was recently recognized as one of the top-performing investment clubs in the nation. Its ten members, averaging 60 years of age, invest in 25 stocks and tend a portfolio worth approximately $700,000. Retired Samford professors Ruric Wheeler (the association’s president) and Leven Hazelgrove participated in a live interview on the CNBC program. "Because we keep good stocks for a very long time," Wheeler said, "we’ve realized an average cost-to-value growth of 313% over the life of our holdings."


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.