Posted by Brad Radice on 2011-09-26

The Christian Women’s Leadership Center has a mission.  They hope to engage Christian women in learning experiences and leadership development so they may influence the world for Christ.

A series of speakers come to Samford University to aid in that mission at the CWL’s monthly luncheons.  The first of nine dates came September 13, 2011 with Peggy Sanderford Ponder speaking, a licensed marriage and family counselor.

As the CWL describes, these luncheons are a time for women from the area to hear from other women about their hopes, their dreams and work.

Up next on the schedule of speakers is Samford’s First Lady, Dr. Jeanna Westmoreland.  She is a former Dean of Education at Ouachita Universtiy.  Dr. Westmoreland will speak to the group on October 4, 2011.  The luncheon takes place at the Howard Room (formerly the Flag Colonnade).

The event begins at noon and lasts for an hour.  You can either bring your own box lunch or have your meal provided for $8.50.  You can make reservations by contacting Delane Tew, the CWL’s Director, at .


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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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.