Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-09-12

A golf tournament benefiting the Lonnie Funderburg Lectureship at Samford University's Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing will be held Oct. 8 at Highland Park Golf Course in Birmingham.

The lectureship honors Dr. Funderburg, who was director of anesthesia at Birmingham Baptist Hospital for 32 years. He helped launch Samford's baccalaureate nurse anesthetist program in the mid-1970s.

The annual lectureship provides for a visiting lecturer to speak to students and faculty in Samford's new graduate-level anesthesia degree program. Last year's inaugural golf tournament raised $4,000 for the fund. The first lectures were presented in October.

Entry fee for the four-person scramble tournament is $100, with special sponsorships available ranging from $400 to $1,200.

Tee time start is 8 a.m. Awards presentations will be made at 12:30 p.m. Registration deadline is Sept. 28.

For information, call Matt Gossett at (205) 297-0231.


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.