Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-11-23
Four Samford University theatre students have been selected to audition at Southeastern Theatre Conference general auditions in Orlando, Fla., in March.
They are: Erin Griffith of Castle Rock, Colo; John Huddlestun of Atlanta, Ga.; Christina Myers of Ridgeland, Miss.; and Brad Roller of Birmingham.
The four qualified after competing with actors from other Alabama colleges and universities in preliminary auditions earlier this fall. In Orlando, they will perform for directors representing professional theatre companies from around the nation.
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.