Ellen Davis graduated from Samford last year after the successful pursuit of a major in history.  As an undergraduate, she put together an impressive array of research, including work with the oral history program at Red Mountain Park in Birmingham and participation on the team for the PBS documentary on the Freedom Rides of 1961, which will air nationwide tonight.  She teaches at Cornerstone School in Woodlawn, where she makes a positive difference each day. 


The world is better because of the intellect and compassion of Ellen Davis. 


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.