Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2009-04-23

Samford University senior graphic design major Jessika Mejia took Best in Show at the school's 2009 Earth Day art show. Mejia won for her acrylic painting, Red Apples 2.

The painting and the work of other Earth Day art contest winners will be on display in Samford's Davis Library through May 1.

Virginia Kelser Jones, a Samford After Sundown photography student, won second place for her digital photograph, A Foggy Day in Birmingham.

Pam Pullen, also a Samford After Sundown photography student, won third place for Afternoon Delight, a digital print from Velvia 50 slide film.

Honorable mention awards went to two Samford employees: religion professor Dr. David Bains for his digital photograph, Mt. Redoubt, Eagle, Transfiguration (Alaska); and university relations electronic news editor Sean Flynt for his gelatin silver print, Alabama Wall.

The art show is part of a series of lectures and other events held at the school during April in observance of Earth Day.

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.