Published on May 11, 2015  

Among our graduating seniors this weekend will be Adam Quinn.  Adam’s honors while at Samford are too numerous to recite in this short message, but one quick illustration will put his work in context.  A few weeks ago I received this message from Dr. Jane Hiles of our Department of English:

I'm happy to announce that senior English major Adam Quinn has been awarded first prize for the best paper submitted to the Sigma Tau Delta International Honor Society's annual convention in British/International literature. Adam presented his paper, titled "Joyce's Portrait: Education and Colonial Status," at the Sigma Tau Delta convention in Albuquerque, NM, last Saturday. He was accompanied by two other presenters from Samford's English department: senior Megan Burr and junior Sarah Sullivan. Adam will receive a first place award of $600. After his presentation, the colleague chairing the session remarked that Adam's was a graduate-level paper, and he exclaimed, "I want some of your students before I retire!"  Adam has represented the English department, the Fellows program and Samford University very well. I'm proud of his work and of the work Samford faculty have done with him.

Adam has earned an Academic Fulbright Award and will study at University College Dublin this fall.

The world is better because of Adam Quinn.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.