by Olivia Williams
Samford University has selected 20 students to participate in the 2017 London Core Texts Summer Course, a two-week travel and study abroad experience for select rising sophomores.
Since 2014, the London Core Texts program has given outstanding freshmen the opportunity to further their intellectual narrative begun in their two-semester Cultural Perspectives classes. Focusing on the connections between text, place and history, students are immersed in one of the world’s greatest cities while visiting historical landmarks and seeing cultural artifacts that, along with powerful ideas, shaped a city and nation.
“With each trip, we are continually impressed with students who possess intellectual curiosity, academic talent and a sense of adventure,” said Jennifer Speights-Binet, chair and associate professor of geography.
The following students were nominated last semester by their Cultural Perspectives professors and were then chosen based on a competitive application process:
William Bazemore, prebusiness major from Forsyth, Georgia
Caroline Bennett, education major from Brentwood, Tennessee
Jake Blalock, prebusiness major from Acworth, Georgia
Drayton Cullen, undeclared major from Pelham, Alabama
Isaac Emery, prebusiness major from Kingsport, Tennessee
Mary Grace Freiner, political science major from Saint Charles, Missouri
Joy Hatcher, chemistry major from Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Ashley Hinson, journalism and mass communication major from Matthews, North Carolina
Hannah Hynds, chemistry major from Birmingham, Alabama
Caroline Larry, history major from Birmingham, Alabama
Abigail Olive, psychology major from Matthews, North Carolina
Hannah Olive, biology major from Matthews, North Carolina
Kimberly Robinson, undeclared major from Atlanta, Georgia
Haley Schneider, education major from Marietta, Georgia
Julia Sedlack, music major from Jupiter, Florida
Angel Sims, communication sciences and disorders major from Chattanooga, Tennessee
Claudia Stephens, undeclared major (premedicine) from Brownsboro, Alabama
Emily Thorington, English major from Tampa, Florida
Anna Ruth Waters, communication sciences and disorders major from Lexington, Kentucky
Moriah Windus, philosophy major from Ozark, Alabama
Olivia Williams is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Division of Marketing and Communication.