Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-04-20

Six Samford University communication studies majors were chosen to present papers at the Theodore Clevinger, Jr., Undergraduate Honors Conference in Dallas, Texas, earlier this month.

The conference, sponsored by the Southern States Communication Association, featured 70 papers presented by students from 50 U.S. universities. The papers were selected from 200 submissions.

Samford presenters were: Dwight Castle of Germanton, N.C.; Claire Kimberly of Montgomery, Ala.; Chelsey Morris of Columbus, Ga.; Joey Proffitt of Brentwood, Tenn.; Grace Rieves of Marion, Ark.; and Kristin Seay of Trussville, Ala.

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.