Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-10-26
This year's Miss Samford University pageant will be held Friday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in Wright Center Concert Hall. Ten contestants will compete for the title and the right to represent Samford in the Miss Alabama pageant in June.
Categories include swimwear, talent, on-stage questions, evening wear, and casual wear. The latter is a new category in state and national Miss America program competition. Individual interviews will be held prior to the pageant.
Tickets are $8 in advance at www.samfordtickets.com or $10 at the door.
Callie Aldridge, a sophomore from Tuscaloosa, and Lauren Welty, a sophomore from Carmel, Ind., are student co-directors of the pageant.
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.