Posted by Sean Flynt on 2011-06-10

Nancy Lipham, Senior Vice President - Investments with Wells Fargo Advisors in Anniston, has been honored as the Samford University History Department's 2011 Alumna of the Year.

The 1976 Samford graduate accepted her honor and spoke at the department's annual awards dinner April 26.

Interim History Department chair Ginger Frost said the Alumna of the Year designation recognizes Lipham's support for Samford and her preservation of antebellum architecture in Alabama and South Carolina. Lipham serves on the advisory board of the university's Howard College of Arts and Sciences and helps fund international study scholarships.

"I enjoyed not only the subject matter I studied but also the professors and the interaction between them and the students," Lipham said of her experience as a Samford student. "When I left Samford I felt I was leaving my second home and the ties I felt to the department became more evident to me". She added that the department's Alumna of the Year honor is "a reflection of the gratitude I feel towards the rich experience I had at Samford". 



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.