Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2012-10-16

A new Miss Samford University will be crowned Friday, Oct. 19.  The pageant starts at 7 p.m. in Wright Center and is open to the public.  The winner will represent the university in the Miss Alabama pageant in June.

Eight contestants will compete in talent, evening wear, lifestyle and fitness, and on-stage question categories.

Contestants are Katy Flinn, a junior journalism and mass communication major;  Amanda Gargus, a senior political science major; Ellen Hardy, a junior theater major; Rebekah Harris, a junior education major;  Lauren Hunt, a sophomore journalism and mass communication major; Danielle Morgan, a junior exercise science major; Ashlee Phillips, a freshman biology major; and Catherine Thompson, a junior psychology major.

Miss Alabama 2012 Anna Laura Bryan and ABC 33/40 meteorologist Charles Daniel will emcee the pageant. Student directors are Julianna Hallman, a sophomore journalism and mass communication major from Jasper, Ala., and Clair Waggener, a senior sports administration major from Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Tickets are $15 general admission (all ages) and $10 Samford students. Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door.  For information, call (205) 726-2853.