Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-10-13
Six women will compete in the Miss Samford University pageant Saturday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in Wright Center Concert Hall.
The students will compete in talent, evening wear and swimsuit categories. Individual interviews will be held earlier in the day.
Contestants for the title of Miss Samford 2011 are Kelsey Richter, Sarah Kathryn Sharp, Ashla Taylor, Victoria Underwood, Kaleigh Warwick and Mariam Yousif. The winner will represent the university in the Miss Alabama pageant in June.
Student directors of the pageant are Paizley Coffey, Fallon Foti and Laren Lewis.
Admission is $15 for general public and $10 for Samford students with identification.  Tickets may be purchased online by following the Events and Miss Samford links from the Samford website: Tickets will also be available at the door.  For information, call (205) 726-2031.
About Samford UniversitySamford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of 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 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.