Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-04-07


Hundreds of Samford University students will participate in Omicron Delta Kappa’s Day of Service Saturday, April 10.

About 350 volunteers, including some Samford faculty and staff members, will assist a variety of Birmingham area nonprofit organizations, 8 a.m.-12 noon.

Activities include holding a car wash to support Children’s Miracle Network and working with Ronald McDonald House, Urban Ministry, Inc., Shades Mountain Baptist Church’s community restoration efforts, NorthStar Ministries, Church at Brook Hills’ Hispanic clinic and Habitat for Humanity.

The project, sponsored by the Samford chapter of ODK leadership honor society, is part of  ODK’s National Day of Service.

Samford ODK member Stephen Bailey, a chemistry major from Brownsburg, Ind., is student coordinator. Samford business professor Dr. Betsy Holloway, is  Samford ODK advisor.

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 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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.