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. 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.