Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2004-01-20

Samford University will recognize faculty and staff for years of service at an awards luncheon at The Club on Thursday (JAN. 22).

School of Performing Arts faculty member Dr. Betty Sue Shepherd, with 45 years of service, is this year’s longest serving employee. She has taught piano at Samford since the school was known as Howard College and was located in East Lake.

Dr. Myralyn Allgood, chair of the department of World Languages and Cultures, will be recognized for 40 years of service.

Other honorees for plateaus of service are:

Dr. Fred Hendon, School of Business, and Dr. James Henson, School of Performing Arts, 35 years.

Dr. Charlotte Freeman, School of Education and Professional Studies, Dr. Marlene Rikard, history, and Dr. Nancy Whitt, English, 30 years.

Judy Bourrand, School of Nursing, Dr. Henry Glotfelty, physics, Rebecca Hutto, law library, Ralph Stone, law and Olivia Wood, library, 25 years.

Alice Bullington, law library, Dr. Thomas Corts, president, Robert Goodwin, law; Mattilyn Harless, math and computer science, Edward Martin, law, Barbara Money, nursing, and Lynda Reynolds, law, 20 years.

Eighty-three other faculty and staff members will be recognized for 15, 10 and five-year plateaus of service.


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.