Published on December 11, 2012 by Philip Poole  

Forty-three Samford University students have been selected to Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities for 2012.

The students, all seniors, were nominated by faculty based on academic achievement, campus involvement, community service and other criteria, according to R. Phil Kimrey, Samford's vice president for student affairs and enrollment management. The students represent at least 12 states, 18 different academic majors and a wide variety of campus organizations and activities.

Among Samford's 2012 Who's Who recipients, with their majors and hometowns, are:

Jacob Albert, exercise science, Orlando, Fla.

Olivia Artusa, education, Alpharetta, Ga.

Melissa Belflower, family studies

John Taylor Bell, sociology, Louisville, Ky.

Kaley Blanton, exercise science, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Nick Boardman, accounting, Hinckley, Ohio

Katrina Brown, family studies, Birmingham

Clair Buchanan, psychology, Prospect, Ky.

Leah Beth Clements, religion, Huntsville, Ala.

Rachel Cobble, Spanish, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Paizley Coffey, education, Athens, Ala.

Cameron Collins, economics and public administration, Cornelius, N.C.

Carlson Coogler, English

Jordyn Elrod, education and English, Franklin, Tenn.

Holmes Hill, accounting, Cordova, Tenn.

Nathan House, philosophy and religion, Nashville, Tenn.

Allison Hubbard, journalism and mass communication, Madison, Miss.

Mallory James, business, Memphis, Tenn.

Ben Johnson, journalism and mass communication, Huntsville, Ala.

Rachel Kennedy, nursing, Roswell, Ga.

Grace Kimrey, biology, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

Jacqueline Long, journalism and mass communication, Union Point, Ga.

Emily Mallory, business, Louisville, Ky.

Nathan McIntosh, business, Morris, Ala.

Bo Morris, political science, Jacksonville, Ala.

Sarah Morse, psychology, Little Rock, Ark.

Evan Musgraves, history, Yucaipa, Calif.

Kara Parkey, accounting, Franklin, Tenn.

Laura Powell, journalism and mass communication, Louisville, Ky.

Rebecca Price, economics, Georgetown, Ky.

Reed Richardson, journalism and mass communication, Nashville, Tenn.

Alexis Rollins, exercise science, Tracy City, Tenn.

Jordan Ross, biochemisty

Abby Sander, Spanish, Jacksonville, Fla.

Hannah Schneider, family studies, Hoover, Ala.

Caroline Smith, nursing, Hoover, Ala.

Wes Spears, religion

Kaitlin Stewart, journalism and mass communication, Williamsburg, Va.

Meredith Toering, management, Broken Arrow, Okla.

Crystal Wade, nursing, Gardendale, Ala.

Sarah Waller, journalism and mass communication, Gainesville, Ga.

Kaleigh Warwick, art, Alpharetta, Ga.

Katelyn Wilbanks, management, Lakeland, Fla.

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.