Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-03-16

Dr. Wanda Lee, executive director of Woman's Missionary Union, will speak as this year's Marie NeSmith Fowler lecturer at Samford University Thursday, April 5.

Dr. Lee will speak following an 11:30 a.m. luncheon in the Flag Colonnade Room of Samford's Beeson University Center.

Basing her comments on her latest book, Live the Call, she will share stories and lessons about women's faith, leadership, missional living and "multiple concurrent identities."

Dr. Lee, a graduate of Samford's Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, is a registered nurse, wife, mother, grandmother and former missionary. She was named Samford's outstanding alumna in 2005.

The Fowler Lecture in Christianity, Women and Leadership Studies honors Samford pharmacy alumna Marie NeSmith Fowler of Hartselle. It supports the Christian Women's Leadership Center's mission to provide learning opportunities for women to realize the fullest measure of their gifts in all areas of human endeavor.

Lunch is $10 per person. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations are requested by Friday, March 30. For information or reservations, call (205) 726-4194 or email

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.