Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-08-11

Samford University's Delta Psi chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha received several national honors at the sorority's recent international convention in Houston, Texas.

The chapter was named first runner-up in the prestigious Nelly Galloway Shearer Achievement award competition. The Shearer award is given on the basis of outstanding chapter programming, scholastic achievement and activities.

The Samford chapter received additional awards for membership, scholastic achievement and philanthropic contributions. It also was inducted into the Founder's Club for a donation exceeding $10,000 to the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation.

Samford chapter president Jenny Smith of Birmingham and member Rachel Roberts of Decatur accepted the awards at the convention, held in July.

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.