Published on April 17, 2023 by Morgan Black  
Spring Awards 2023
Brock Scholar David Sputh received the Junior Outstanding Academic Achievement Award honoring the junior with the highest GPA in the business school.
On Friday, April 14, Samford University’s Brock School of Business held its 59th annual Scholarships and Awards Ceremony. During the event, more than $230,000 in scholarships were awarded to deserving business students to apply to tuition for the 2023-24 academic year, and four faculty members received awards for excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, and service.
Brock Scholar David Sputh, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who is majoring in economics and philosophy, was awarded the Junior Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, among other scholarships. This award is presented each year to the Brock School of Business junior with the highest grade point average.
Also included in the awards were scholarships that support students in our newest academic program, the Risk Management and Insurance concentration. Those scholarships are the Bonnie Elliott Risk Management & Insurance Scholarship, the Malcom and Betty Miller Scholarship in Risk Management and Insurance, Merrill Henry Cook Risk Management & Insurance Scholarship, the CRC Group Scholarship, the Globe Life and Accident Insurance Scholarship and the RIMS Alabama Chapter Scholarship.
The 2023-24 scholarship recipients are:
George Jenkins Business Scholarship
Julia Claire Armstrong
David Coleman
Carleigh Czajkowski
Mary Margaret Easterling
Davis Garrett
Matthew Gooch 
Christian Haworth
Noah Haworth
Jennifer Abigail Howle
Luke Imrie
Sofia Johnson
Anna Martin
Andrew Morgan
Andrew Myers
Campbell Richey
John Moak Scarbrough
Grace Sedberry Not here
Laura Beth Sumrall
Natalie Talbert
Elliott Wessels
323 Leadership Scholarship (Colossians 3:23)
Mary Claire Griner
Joseph Oral Dean & Willard McCay Dean Memorial Scholarship
Mary Claire Griner
Alan and Linda Speaker Organization Leadership Scholarship
Chloe Price 
Avery White Memorial Scholarship
Caleb Sprinkle
William D. Geer Scholarship
Caleb Sprinkle
Joshua Sprinkle
John Gary Wyatt Leadership in Business Scholarship
Joshua Sprinkle
Alton P. Barr Scholarship
Joe Don Anderson
Whitney Bean
Coby Coggin
McNeil Honea
Ben M. Elrod Scholarship
Taijah Clark
Paola Marquez
Robert and Camelia Holmes Scholarship
Paola Marquez
Blackerby Family Scholarship
Abigail Grace Liddell
William Hester Manly Memorial Scholarship
Abigail Grace Liddell
Bonnie Elliott Risk Management and Insurance Scholarship
Sloane Womac
Malcolm & Betty Miller Scholarship in Risk Management and Insurance
Sloane Womac
Merrill Henry Cook Risk Management and Insurance Scholarship
Sloane Womac
Branan Family Scholarship
Alex Gaeto 
Grace Gilbert
Bridget and Andrew Patterson Scholarship
Payton Wemert
Brookwood Baptist Church / W.S. and Ruth Rivers Family Scholarship
Julianna Argentine
Danny Wood Scholarship in Social Entrepreneurship
Julianna Argentine
Carl E. Miller, Jr. Business and Athletics Scholarship
Matthew Madden
Carolyn Mickler Murdock Scholarship
Kedzie Howe 
CFC Family Scholarship
Jake Wilson
Chuck and Pam Carson Scholarship for Entrepreneurs
Alisha Geske
Cook's Pest Control/John Cook Sr. Scholarship in Entrepreneurship
Ash Perry
CRC Group Scholarship
Madelyn Baltz
Winn Jones 
Sloane Womac           
Dean J. Howard Finch Scholarship 
Shannon Gillman 
David Sputh  
Outstanding Junior Award in Business
David Sputh 
Scroggins Family Scholarship in Marketing
Shannon Gillman
Dorothy McLeod Memorial Scholarship
Stephen Edds
Dr. Betsy Bugg Holloway Annual and Endowed Scholarships
Salem Price 
Emory and Brennis Floyd Scholarship
Gracie Plunk
Fred Hendon Scholarship
Charles Gum 
Freeman Family Scholarship
Kate Perry
Globe Life and Accident Insurance Scholarship
Madelyn Baltz
Riann Laux
RIMS Alabama Chapter Scholarship
Riann Laux
Hoffman C. & Martha H. Harless Scholarship
Laura Miles
Hovater Family Scholarship
Sydney Baird
Justin Kyle Lett Memorial Scholarship
Mallory Matthews
Kay Sims Dixon Scholarship
Raneem Batarseh
Kelly Academic Excellence Scholarship
Mary Alice Roe
Lillian Chandler Memorial Scholarship
Whitney Bean 
Marlene Mints Reed Scholarship
Nathan Galloway 
Mickey Newsome Scholarship in Business
Molly Billingsley
Kaki Burleson
Christianna Hornigold
Andrew Melton
Pete Petro Scholarship
Madeline May
President and Mrs. Beck A. Taylor Scholarship
Charlie Mathews
Raymond Earl Box Memorial Scholarship
Jillian Tombul
Reidinger-Smith Scholarship
Ingrid Soto Campero
Richard D. Horsley Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship
Cameron Grogan
Jackson Willyerd
Taylor Family Scholarship
Emily Mills
Ian Viner 
Payton Wemert
Taylor M. Harsh Internship Award
Luna Mora
Thomas McClurg Acheson Memorial Scholarship
Luna Mora
Thomas D. Russell Scholarship
Ashley Allen
Andrew Current 
Stephen Edds
Kedzie Howe
Jackson Murphree
Lizzie Pike
Thomas P. Williams Scholarship
Jackson Murphree
Timothy Willis Memorial Scholarship
Ashley Allen   
William J. (Bill) Stevens Scholarship
Catherine Frank 
Mallory Matthews
Samuel John Owen 
Mary Alice Roe
Payton Stafford 
Haleigh Ward 
Jake Wilson
In addition to these undergraduate scholarships, several scholarships were awarded for Master of Business Administration and Master of Accountancy students.
Chris Morgan Graduate Scholarship
Robert Turnage
Mac McEwen Scholarship
Molly McCoy
Motion/Dr. Archie Lockamy Scholarship
Joseph (Josh) Ingram
Professor Frank C. Minter Scholarship
Ben Handley
Russell H. Stanley Scholarship
John (Jack) Mcleod
Samford M.B.A. Alumni Scholarship
Marshal Smith
Teri and Joe Syslo Scholarship
Alexander Sherrod
On April 18, Samford’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi accounting honorary society will hold its annual initiation, officer installation and scholarship banquet where more than $70,000 additional scholarships will be award for undergraduate accounting and Master of Accountancy students
ASCPA Dr. Lowell Broom Scholarship
Birmingham Chapter of ASCPA
Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC
Crowe LLP
Dent Moses LLP
Dr. Kay Guess Scholarship
EY (Ernst & Young)
Everett G. Lemeron Scholarship
Financial Executives International
Dale Splawn Scholarship
Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
Loren F. Fitch Scholarship
Pearce, Bevill Leesburg Moore PC
PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
Schultz Family Scholarship
Sharon Jackson Scholarship
Warren Averett LLC
“The support we receive from our donors allows us to continue our mission to develop ethical, Christian business leaders,” said Dean Chad Carson. “Our students have the top engagement experiences in the nation, and because of our donors’ generosity, they receive incredible financial support to pursue their passions.”
Final awards for graduating seniors will be held the morning of commencement, April 28, 2023.
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.