Published on March 7, 2018 by Philip Poole
The Birmingham News and al.com featured the story of 2013 Samford University alumnus Jeremy Towns and his journey from valedictorian of his high school class through his football playing days at Samford and in the National Football League to his current status as a second-year student in medical school.
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Towns was one of 29 Samford alumni featured in February as one of the inaugural Audrey Gaston Howard Award recipients.
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 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.