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.


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.