Published on May 15, 2017 by Philip Poole  
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Samford University is accepting nominations for its 2017 Alumni of the Year, Outstanding Young Alumnus and Humanitarian of the Year honors. Recipients will be recognized during homecoming weekend Nov. 10–12. 

Deadline for submitting nominations is May 31, 2017. 

“The alumni awards are a special opportunity to recognize the achievements and impact alumni of Samford have made on their communities and in their professions,” said Casey Ramey, director of alumni programs. “It is truly an honor to recognize these wonderful alumni each year and is one of many traditions of homecoming at Samford.” 

Nominees for Alumnus of the Year should be distinguished in their professional careers, community and church involvement, and in their ongoing service to and financial relationship with Samford. Recognition can be for lifetime achievement or for a significant achievement during the previous year. To be eligible, graduates must have completed at least one Samford degree at least 10 years prior to selection (2007 or earlier). 

Nominees for Outstanding Young Alumnus award also should be distinguished in their professional careers, community and church involvement, and in their ongoing support of Samford. To be eligible, graduates must have completed at least one Samford degree within the last 10 years (2007 or later). 

Nominees for the Humanitarian of the Year award is made to graduates of true distinction, wide respect and acknowledged leadership. Nominees are recognized for having given selflessly and working tirelessly to better the lives of others and society at large by staying true to the Samford University mission. To be eligible, graduates must have completed at least one Samford degree. 

Nominations must be submitted in writing, either online or by mail to the Office of Alumni Programs and Annual Giving, ATTN: Casey Ramey, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229. 

Previous recipients of the awards can be found on the online nomination forms.

Alumnus of the Year: http://alumni.samford.edu/AOTY2017
Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year: http://alumni.samford.edu/OYA2017
Humanitarian of the Year: http://alumni.samford.edu/HOTY2017 

 
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 US News & World Report ranks Samford 86th nationally for best value. 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 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 1st nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.