Posted by Chandra Splond on 2014-03-03

In celebration of the centennial of coeducation, Samford University is recognizing more than 20 women who have made significant contributions to the school-and beyond.

The women, who represent almost every decade of the last one hundred years, will be spotlighted on the homepage of the Samford website. Julia Barron, the "founding mother" of Howard College, kicked off the recognitions on March 3.

A new bio will be posted each day through the end of March, which is Women's History Month.


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.