Samford Seeks Nominations for 2011 Alumni Awards

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Posted by Philip Poole on 2011-03-30

Samford University is accepting nominations for its 2011 Alumni of the Year and Outstanding Young Alumnus honors through April 10. The 2011 recipients will be honored during Homecoming weekend Oct. 28-30.

Nominees for Alumni of the Year recognition should be distinguished in their professional careers, community and church involvement, and in their ongoing service to and financial relationship with Samford University. Recognition can be for lifetime achievement or for a significant achievement during the previous year. To be eligible, graduates must have completed at least one Samford degree at least ten years prior to selection. Recipients may have earned more than one degree from Samford, but the first degree earned shall be used to determine eligibility.

This will be the third year for the university to present the Outstanding Young Alumni awards to graduates from the last 10 years.

Again, nominees should be distinguished in their professional careers, community and church involvement, and in their ongoing support of Samford University. To be eligible, graduates must have completed at least one Samford degree within the last 10 years. Recipients may have earned more than one degree from Samford, but the first degree earned shall be used to determine eligibility.

Nominations must be submitted in writing.

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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 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 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.