Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2004-02-25
The Samford University Interfraternity Council received three top honors at the recent Southeastern Interfraternity Conference in Atlanta, Ga.
The Samford IFC received the outstanding community service award for a charity softball tournament which raised $1,500, the outstanding website award in recognition of its creativity, usefulness and design, and the fraternal excellence award for ranking higher than 85 percent in 10 categories such as scholarship, community relations and programming.
Samford’s IFC includes representatives of the school’s five Greek fraternities. Austin Bourgois, a sophomore from Brentwood, Tenn., is IFC president.
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 U.S. 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.