Samford University is seeking nominations for its Medallion Awards for 2024. These awards are presented to individuals who have accomplished important civic or community good, and who have been less publicly recognized for that work. By tradition, the Samford Medallion is presented to community members outside the Samford family.
“The Samford Medallion is authorized by the Board of Trustees specifically for those whose good works have made a tangible difference in community affairs, in the life of the church, or in the quality of life for individuals,” said Dr. Michael Morgan, Chief of Staff and Assistant to President Beck A. Taylor. “With this award, Samford University is particularly seeking to recognize people who may have worked quietly and even behind the scenes for the sake of others. These are people whose ideas and actions reflect the mission and values of Samford.”
To nominate an individual, visit the effort’s page on the Samford website. The nominations must be submitted by February 14. Dr. Morgan encourages those in the Samford community to truly consider putting forward those in the community who deserve the honor.
“The Samford Medallion is one of the highest awards the university bestows. It is earned by significant contributions made by people who echo Samford’s mission and vision of making our world a better place,” said Dr. Morgan.
The Samford Medallion Awards have been presented six times before and are expected to become an annual tradition. Most recently, medallions were presented to Mark Wakefield from Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief, Tony Cooper from the Jimmie Hale Mission, and Frances Ford of Sowing Seeds of Hope.
Next year’s Medallion Awards Ceremony is scheduled for April 2 at 10 a.m. in the Leslie Stephen Wright Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.