Posted by Philip Poole on 2014-05-13

Three Samford University students - Ashley Martin, Victoria Rogers and Paige Toulon -- will be featured on a segment of "Life on the Rock" on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) that begins airing May 16.


The May 16 show airs at 7 p.m. CT. Additional airings are May 18 at 10 p.m. CT and May 20 at 8 a.m. Viewers should check local listings for the channel carrying EWTN.

"Life on the Rock" is a "dynamic, Christ-centered, youth-oriented talk show" and is one of the top-rated shows on EWTN, according to David Clark, a spokesperson for the EWTN Global Catholic Network. EWTN is based in the Birmingham suburb of Irondale.

The segment was taped in April, and the students, who all are active with Samford's Catholic Student Association, discussed a wide range of topics including the Sam Not Stan marketing campaign, religious life on campus and several academic programs.

Martin is a senior journalism and mass communication major. Rogers and Toulon are senior nursing majors. They are among the 166 Samford students who list Catholic as their religious preference.

Clark said the segment should be posted to the network's YouTube channel soon after it airs.

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 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.