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.

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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.