Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2011-10-11


A new Miss Samford University will be crowned Saturday, Oct. 15. Six contestants will compete in the 7 p.m. pageant in Wright Center Concert Hall. The winner will represent the university in the Miss Alabama pageant in June.

Competition categories include talent, evening wear, swimsuit and on-stage questions.  Individual interviews will be held earlier in the day.

Contestants are Ellen Hardy, a sophomore theatre major from Anniston, Ala.; Rebekah Harris, a sophomore education major from Crane Hill, Ala.; Kristyn Jones, a senior biology major from Pelham, Ala.;  Christi Myers, a senior sports medicine major from Wetumpka, Ala.; Sarah Kathryn Sharp, a sophomore family studies major from Vestavia Hills, Ala.; and Liz Zegler, a sophomore nursing major from Cottondale, Ala.

Student directors of the pageant are Karlie Calhoun, Jane Alice Moore and Weathers Veazey.

Admission is $15 adults and $10 students.  Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door. For information, call (205) 726-2276.


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.