Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-11-07

The Samford University chapter of Delta Omicron international music fraternity received an Award of Excellence from its national board of directors.

Six chapters nationwide were selected for the annual recognition. The designation is based on outstanding work in chapter efficiency, campus/community service, music, music service, scholarship and publicity.

The Samford chapter was cited for its work with children at Kids in Divine Service Christian Music Center in downtown Birmingham and its participation in other community and campus events. It was chosen by audition to perform the National Anthem at the Atlanta Braves baseball game on Sept. 10.

Emily Parker, a senior music major from Huntsville, is Samford chapter president.

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.