Posted by Mary L. Wimberley on 2006-07-14

Twelve new Samford University Ambassadors have been named for the 2006-07 academic year. The students serve as hosts at campus events and represent the university in a variety of settings.

New Ambassadors are: Steve Baker of Birmingham, Lauren Cantrell of Montgomery, Elliott Dansby of Red Level, April Fernandez of Hoover, Candis Garner of Florence, Suzanne Goddard of Lakeland, Fla., Lindsay Harter of Acworth, Ga., Rachel Holland of Old Hickory, Tenn., Paul McNeese of Montgomery, Elizabeth Rhea of Duluth, Ga., Cam Rogers of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Ross Stone of Belden, Miss.

The 20-member Ambassador team works closely with the Samford President's Office and the Office of University Relations. Ambassadors are chosen on the basis of grades, leadership skills, public speaking ability, enthusiasm for Samford, personality and other qualities.

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.