Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-02-09

The Samford University chapter of Alpha Delta Pi sorority earned awards of excellence, the top honor, in eight categories at the district conference held Feb. 2 in Peachtree City, Ga.

The 140-member Samford chapter was rated against 51 college chapters from five southeastern states.

Samford ADPi's were cited for excellence in total membership education, new member coordinator, scholarship, quota, recruitment, finance, Panhellenic communication and philanthropy. The chapter raised $9,400 at a golf tournament last fall in support of the sorority's national philanthropy, Ronald McDonald House.

Amy Almand, a senior from Snellville, Ga., is Samford chapter president.

 
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.