Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-08-25

The Samford University chapter of Phi Mu sorority received two top awards at the organization's national meeting this summer.

The 110-member chapter won the Philanthropy Award for having raised more than $40,000 for Children's Miracle Network.

It also received the Phi Mu Foundation award in recognition of the $55,000 it raised for educational programs and scholarships.

The chapter was also cited for having the second highest pledge class grade point average among all chapters for two consecutive years.

Emily Pate, a biochemistry major from Hoover, is chapter president of Samford Phi Mu.

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.