Posted by William Nunnelley on 2008-06-08
Miss Samford Amanda Tapley was named Miss Alabama 2008 at the end of the annual scholarship pageant competition Saturday night, June 7. Tapley, a piano performance and pre-medicine major, recently completed her sophomore year at Samford.
The Birmingham native impressed the audience with her performance of "Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor," as she did in winning the Miss Samford title last November. Her pageant platform is "Music for a Cure" of pediatric diseases.
The Miss Alabama Scholarship Pageant is held annually in Wright Center on the Samford campus.
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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.