Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2009-04-06
Beebe Ray "Bee" Frederick III, a junior communication studies major from Montgomery, has been elected 2009-2010 president of the Samford University Student Government Association.
Frederick was elected last week by vote of the undergraduate student body.
Other newly elected SGA officers are Sam Dickerson of Booneville, Miss., vice president for senate; Jay Harper of Clinton, Ark., vice president for events; Terra Garmon of Gadsden, vice president for programming; and Tessa Pitts of Lanett, vice president for development.
The officers will take office at a banquet on Tuesday, April 28.
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.