Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-08-30

Samford University senior Crystal Lorraine Arbo of Hueytown was selected to receive a 2006-07 UPS Scholarship valued at $2,750.

Arbo is one of about 655 UPS Scholars at private colleges and universities across the nation. The scholarships are funded annually by the UPS Educational Endowment Fund, which was established by United Parcel Service at the Foundation for Independent Higher Education (FIHE) in Washington, D.C. FIHE administers the program in Alabama in cooperation with the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges.

Recipients are chosen on the basis of excellence in academic achievement and worthiness.

Arbo, an exercise science and sports medicine major, is the daughter of Catherine Arbo Cook.

At Samford, she is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, Hypatia and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies, Gamma Sigma Sigma service sorority and the Student Recruitment Team.

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.