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: www.samford.edu. Tickets will also be available at the door.  For information, call (205) 726-2031.
 
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 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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 1st nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.