Published on February 11, 2013 by Mary Wimberley  
Norfleete Day

Dr. Norfleete Day has been named 2013 Distinguished Master of Divinity Alumna by Samford University's Beeson Divinity School.  She was presented the award by Beeson dean Dr. Timothy George at a service on February 5.

Day was a member of Beeson's first entering class of students in 1988.  She received her M.Div. degree in 1993 and later earned a Ph.D. in New Testament from Baylor University.

She returned to teach at Beeson in the areas of biblical studies, including Hebrew and Greek, and spiritual formation until she retired in 2009. The U.S. Navy veteran also holds a master's degree in library science from the University of Alabama.

In presenting the award, George cited Day for her  "exemplary and faithful service in the academy and in the church of Jesus Christ."

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.