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 is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of 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 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.