Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2011-07-20


The Samford University chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority has claimed two honors this summer.

Chapter advisor Denise Gregory was named chapter advisor of the year in Alabama.  Dr. Gregory, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was cited for her leadership in reactivating Samford’s Sigma Eta chapter.  The chapter’s charter, first granted in 1995, was dormant for several years before being reactivated in 2010.

Samford chapter president Jenae Steele has been selected to serve as the undergraduate member of the sorority’s Southern regional nominating committee. Steele, a history major from Montgomery, Ala., will represent five states and the Bahamas as the sole undergraduate member of the committee.

In the role, Steele will assist in identifying and nominating future sorority leaders at the regional level, and create a slate to be voted on at next year’s conference.  She will also be responsible for insuring a just process that reviews all candidates equitably.


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.