Published on September 1, 2015 by William Nunnelley  
Micah Fellows Tutoring

Samford University is beginning a new honors program designed for students interested in service: the Micah Fellows Program for Christian Service and Community Engagement. Developed by Samford’s University Fellows Office and Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership, the four-year program is grounded in the wisdom of Micah 6:8: “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”

Micah Fellows commit to working in specific low-income neighborhoods of Birmingham while at Samford, said Bryan Johnson, director of the University Fellows program. To support their service initiatives, they will take recommended course work in a variety of disciplines and a series of cadres that cover conceptions of justice, mercy and humility.

The Micah Fellows program will begin fall 2016.

This distinctive new initiative will attract high-caliber students to Samford while supporting the university’s mission to foster “academic, career, and ethical competency while encouraging social and civic responsibility, and service to others,” said Johnson.

He said the program would emphasize Birmingham’s distinctive role in the progress of human and civil rights and would integrate curricular and co-curricular learning methods. Program components include an immersion experience in a low-income community, internships in the Birmingham area, a service abroad experience and a capstone grant-awarding project for local service agencies.

University Fellows associate director Caroline Janeway will coordinate the Micah Fellows program. Interested students may apply at

For further information, please contact Janeway at

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 2nd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance names Samford 34th among private universities for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,729 students from 47 states and 30 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.