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.

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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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.