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. 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.