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
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.