Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-11-07

A new Miss Samford University will be crowned Friday (Nov. 10). The public is invited to the 7 p.m. pageant in Wright Center Concert Hall.

Nine contestants will compete in lifestyle and fitness, talent, evening wear and on-stage question categories. Personal interviews will be held earlier in the day.

"All That Jazz" is the theme of the pageant, which will feature entertainment by a live jazz band. Emcees are Samford junior Ricky Thrash of Hogansville, Ga., and Miss Alabama 2006 Melinda Toole, who was last year's Miss Samford. 

Proceeds support Miss Samford scholarships. Pageant co-directors are Emily Goette of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Niki Chapman of Brentwood, Tenn.  


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.