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 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.