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.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.