Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2011-12-19


Twenty-two Samford University students were selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. 

Students are chosen for Who’s Who on the basis of academic achievement, community service, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

This year’s honorees from Samford, all seniors, are:

Payton Keith Agan, accounting major from Jonesboro, Ark.

John Riley Barnacastle, political science major from Vestavia Hills, Ala.

Aaron Bruce Carr, religion major from Cumming, Ga.

Tyler Logan Clardy, Spanish and philosophy major from Mobile, Ala.

Virginia H. Harris, journalism/mass communication major from Benton, Miss.

Kathryn Floy Jackson, education major from Birmingham.

Molly Jayne, business management major from Hoover, Ala.

Joseph Howard Lyons, business management major from Chesapeake, Va.

Caroline Susannah Noland, business major from Boiling Springs, S.C.

Thomas Benjamin Oliver, political science major from Vestavia Hills, Ala.

Aundrea Gabrielle Olszewski, accounting major from New Market, Ala.

Joel DeMent Rogers, accounting major from Hoover, Ala.

Christina Schoerner, nutrition and dietetics major from Carrollton, Ga.

Thomas B. (Kley) Sippel III, business major from Greenville, S.C.

Trevor Starnes, history major from Franklin, Tenn.

Jennifer Lynn Taylor, journalism/mass communication major from Jackson, Tenn.

Mary Evelyn Todd, international relations major from Birmingham.

Walter Earl Turner II, chemistry major from Maylene, Ala.

Nancy Aileen Vander Veer, classics major from Huntsville, Ala.

Riley Westmoreland, political science major from Vestavia Hills, Ala.

Hannah Wilhoite, nursing major from Knoxville, Tenn.

Anna Christine Worth, biochemistry major from Hampton Cove, Ala.

The students will be honored in the spring at a dinner hosted by Samford president Dr. Andrew Westmoreland and recognized at the school’s annual leadership and service convocation.


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.