Published on December 20, 2017 by Philip Poole
In a tribute by Baptist Press writer David Roach, the life and untimely death of 1967 Samford University biology alumna Martha Myers is recalled. Myers, a Southern Baptist medical missionary, and others were killed in a December 2002 raid at Jibla Baptist Hospital in Yemen.
A statue honoring Myers’ life and work is housed in Samford’s Harwell G. Davis Library.
A scholarship named for Myers is presented annually to premed undergraduate student.
2003 Samford Tribute
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 1st nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.