Published on January 13, 2009 by Sean Flynt  
Posted by Sean Flynt on 2009-03-30

Samford's Office of Communication has won eight national awards in the prestigious DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards competition.

The awards are presented each year by the Religion Communicators Council (RCC,) an interfaith association of more than 600 religion communicators working in print and electronic communication, marketing and public relations.

Entries for the 2009 awards (for work completed in 2008) were judged by faculty of Eastern Illinois University. The judges honored Samford projects submitted in several award classes, and chose two as Best of Class.

Philip Poole, Executive Director of University Communication, accepted the awards March 28 at the RCC's annual conference in Boston.

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.