Samford University senior Rachel E. Lim of Memphis, Tenn., has received a Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship for 2005-06 to pursue the Ph.D. degree in Music Theory. The $5,000 fellowship is one of 60 awarded in the nation by the national honor society that recognizes academic excellence in all fields of higher education.
Lim, a music education major in the School of Performing Arts, has been a member of the Samford orchestra, marching band, wind ensemble, university chorale, a cappella choir and handbell choir. She is a flutist and pianist. A dean's list student, she also served as president of Delta Omicron music fraternity.
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 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.