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.
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.