Published on March 7, 2018 by Philip Poole  
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The Birmingham News and 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.

About Samford UniversitySamford 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.