Published on May 14, 2016 by Philip Poole  
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Samford University’s Division of Marketing and Communication recently won several awards in national and regional competitions.

The 2014–15 Annual Report produced by the division received an Award of Excellence (first place) from the Religion Communicators Council in the annual DeRose-Hinkhose Memorial Awards.

The annual report also won second place in the Wilmer C. Fields Award Competition sponsored by the Baptist Communicators Association (BCA).

The #ShaunaStrong video produced by Brad Radice, director of broadcast media, and B. J. Millican, producer, won third place from BCA.

A video produced for Samford’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) by 2009 alumnus Nathan Troost won first place in BCA’s audiovisual promotion video category. The video highlights some of the CHS ministries on Chandler Mountain.

Mary Wimberley, senior news and feature writer, won two awards recently from Alabama Media Professionals, including first place in the news story-online publication category for “Flipped Classroom Concept Gets Traction at Samford.”

She also won second place in that category for her story about the pharmacy school’s research project with Children’s of Alabama and second place in the feature story-online publication category for her story about student experiences during Jan Term.

This is the 10th consecutive year the division has been recognized nationally for its work.

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.