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Hanceville’s Savanah Allred receives academic honor award at Samford

HOMEWOOD - Savanah Allred, of Hanceville, recently received an academic honor award based on her class standing. Allred, a music and worship major, won a Tower Medal.

Each medal represents an important aspect of Samford University. The Wheelar Medal, awarded to freshmen, is named after Ruric Wheeler, a longtime university academic administrator. The Seal Medal, awarded to sophomores, is named for the seal of Samford University. The Tower Medal, awarded to juniors, is named for the iconic bell tower of Samford University. The Howard Medal, awarded to seniors, represents the university's original namesake, an 18th-century British prison reformer.

ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY - Samford University is a premier nationally ranked Christian university. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States.  U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South, and Samford is recognized as the top-ranked university in the state of Alabama in national rankings published by Forbes Inc, The Economist and The Wall Street Journal. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states and 30 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.

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