Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-01-13

Samford University pharmacy student Angel Stivers is the 2005 recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation.

A third-year student at Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Stivers was chosen from 450 applicants nationwide. The scholarship program recognizes future leaders in the chain community pharmacy industry.

Stivers is president of the Samford student chapter of the American Pharmaceutical Association, and is a southeastern regional delegate to the national organization. A student voting member of the Alabama Pharmacy Association's Board of Trustees, she also serves on the Samford school of pharmacy's accreditation self-study committee.

Stivers is a member of the National Community Pharmacists Association and Phi Lambda Sigma national pharmacy leadership fraternity. She is from Paris, Ky.

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 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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.