Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-10-16

Kelsey Richter, a junior nursing major from Albany, Ga., was crowned Miss Samford University 2011 Saturday evening, Oct. 16.

Richter, age 20, daughter of Pam and Greg Richter, will represent Samford in the Miss Alabama scholarship pageant in June. Her pageant platform is “Hospice—A Giving Spirit Makes All Things Bearable.”

Pageant finalists were Sarah Kathryn Sharp, a sophomore nursing major from Vestavia Hills, Ala., first runner-up; and Ashla Taylor, a senior education major from McCalla, Ala., second runner-up.

Kaleigh Warwick, a sophomore fine arts major from Atlanta, Ga., won the talent competition for her on-stage painting of a portrait of the late Samford benefactor Ralph W. Beeson.

Other awards went to Victoria Underwood, Lifestyle and Fitness; Sharp, Spirit of Samford; and Mariam Yousif, Miss Congeniality.