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.


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.