Published on June 27, 2014 by Sean FlyntSamford University student Stevie Carnell has earned the national Phi Kappa Phi fraternity’s Hohenstein Fellowship as the top nominee in the Southeast. The honor includes an award of $5,000.
The fifth-year senior physics major has a distinguished career at Samford. She is both a University Fellows honors student and a Howard College of Arts and Sciences Ambassador. In fall, 2013, she was one of only 40 students in the U.S. honored with the American Physical Society’s Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors.
"Stevie Carnell had a great academic experience at Samford and winning this prestigious and competitive fellowship from the national office of Phi Kappa Phi validates her accomplishments,” said Samford Philosophy Department chair and campus Phi Kappa Phi president Dennis Sansom.
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. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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.