Published on February 14, 2012  

More than 60 Howard College of Arts and Sciences faculty, staff, alumni, students, parents and donors attended a celebration of the college's undergraduate research emphasis in Pete Hanna Center Jan. 30.

The college teamed-up with Samford's men’s and women’s basketball to highlight ASPIRE--the Arts and Sciences Program in Independent Research. The fellowship of the barbeque supper continued into the games as ASPIRE students were honored at center court. 

ASPIRE, founded in 2004 as the Summer Undergraduate Research Program, is a one-on-one guided summer research experience created by individual students and faculty. To learn more about supporting the program please contact Stacy Gay, Advancement Officer for Howard College of Arts and Sciences, at (205) 602-4294 or


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.