Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-05-14

Mary Kathryn Shaw of Homewood received the James L. Treadway Award during recent awards ceremonies for students enrolled in Samford University's Metro Programs.

The Treadway award recognizes the outstanding student in the evening program for adult students. Candidates for the award must have a B or better grade average, be employed fulltime while pursuing their degree, and show a commitment to academic excellence.

Shaw will receive a bachelor of general studies degree in administrative/community services and an American Bar Association legal assistant certificate this month. She is a paralegal with a Birmingham law firm.

Joey Duke of Riverchase received the Joe O. Lewis Award, given annually to an outstanding Metro Programs faculty member. A Birmingham attorney, Duke teaches courses required for the ABA legal assistant certificate.

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.