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.


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.