Published on May 4, 2015 by Mary Wimberley  
David Phelps

The Samford University Legacy League has added a program-only ticket option to its Thursday, May 7, scholarship celebration featuring Grammy and Dove award-winner David Phelps.

Due to popular demand, tickets are now available for the 7:30 p.m. benefit program, which includes a one-hour concert in Wright Center.

 “We have reached capacity for reception and dinner reservations, but are pleased to offer an option for guests to enjoy the program and the concert by David Phelps,” said scholarship celebration chair Suzanne Hopkins. The pre-concert program will include brief remarks by Legacy League leaders and a student recipient of a Legacy League scholarship.

General admission tickets for the benefit program and concert are $50.

Proceeds from the event will help endow a new Legacy League scholarship for Samford students. In celebration of 100 years of teacher education at Samford, the scholarship will provide need-based assistance for students who are pursuing a career in education.

Phelps, a member of the award-winning Gaither Vocal Band, has also won numerous solo Dove Award nominations, including 2009 Male Vocalist of the Year and Long Form Video for the Christmas DVD, O Holy Night.

His latest recording, Freedom (Gaither Music Group), was released in mid-April. It includes Phelps’ haunting rendition of the classic hit “Ain’t No Grave,” an acoustic-driven version of “When the Saints Go Marching In” and a signature recording of “We Shall Behold Him.”

About Samford UniversitySamford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of 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 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.