Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-11-02

The 2008 Miss Samford University pageant will be Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in Wright Center Concert Hall.

Nine contestants will compete in lifestyle and fitness, talent, evening wear and on-stage question categories. Individual interviews with judges will take place earlier in the day.

Emcees are Samford senior Caudill Miller of Montgomery and 2000 Miss Alabama Jana Sanderson McEachern, a former Miss Samford.

Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door, and are available online at www.samfordtickets.com or on campus in Beeson University Center.

Pageant student directors are sophomores Ashley Oliver of Brandon, Miss., and Morgan Welty of Carmel, Ind.

 
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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.