Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2001-02-22

Fifty of Samford University's top undergraduate and graduate student leaders have been invited to meet with Attorney General Bill Pryor in a Mentor Alabama campus visit Tuesday, February 27. The orientation session will be at 6 p.m. in the Flag Colonnade Room of Beeson University Center.

The Mentor Alabama program is an initiative of the Office of Attorney General. Its goal is to recruit 2,002 mentors for Alabama's youth by the end of the year 2002 in an effort to prevent juvenile crime, youth violence and gang involvement.

Participants in the program will be paired with community-based mentoring organizations. Samford students were selected for the program on the basis of their interest and involvement in mentoring-related projects.

Samford is the first Birmingham area college to commit to involvement in the Mentor Alabama program.


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.