Posted by Mary L. Wimberley on 2006-07-14

Eight cadets in Samford University's Air Force ROTC Detachment 012 were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force during May 21 ceremonies at Samford. The newly commissioned officers are spring graduates of their respective schools. They are: Lauren E. Cliatt of Columbus, Miss., University of Alabama at Birmingham; Ashley N. Cullop of Newnan, Ga., Samford; Mark C. Holmes of Niceville, Fla., Samford; Jessica D. Long of Fort Rucker, UAB; John A. McElroy of Douglasville, Ga., Samford; Frederick M. O'Mara of Birmingham, Samford's Cumberland School of Law; Sarah B. Overby of Lascassas, Tenn., Samford; and Brandon C. Stanley of Birmingham, Samford.

Samford's Air Force ROTC Detachment 012 includes cadets who are enrolled as students at six Birmingham area colleges and universities.

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.