Published on April 25, 2016  

Earlier this month, students from our Department of Journalism and Mass Communication in the Howard College of Arts and Sciences competed in the Bateman Case Study Competition, sponsored each year by the Public Relations Student Society of America.  The competition is among the most prestigious collegiate public relations programs in the nation, with 70 entries this year.  Sixteen entries received honorable mention, but only three of the teams were invited as finalists.  Our team from Samford, advised by Dr. Betsy Emmons, will travel to Chicago next month to join their peers from Loyola University of New Orleans and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa to compete for the top prize.  Congratulations to Dr. Emmons and her great team, comprised of Emily Duval, Allie Haywood, Lauren Hutchens, Kathleen Sharp, and Paige Shelby.   

The world is better because of the creativity and persistence of Samford people.


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.