Published on August 30, 2011 by Nathan Troost 

Former Alabama Governor, Albert Brewer, was given the Samford medallion at opening convocation August 30.  It is awarded to persons who have made a difference in society, in community affairs, in the life of the church, and in the quality of life for individuals.  He is just the third ever to receive the honor from the school.
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.