Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-11-02

The 2008 Miss Samford University pageant will be Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in Wright Center Concert Hall.

Nine contestants will compete in lifestyle and fitness, talent, evening wear and on-stage question categories. Individual interviews with judges will take place earlier in the day.

Emcees are Samford senior Caudill Miller of Montgomery and 2000 Miss Alabama Jana Sanderson McEachern, a former Miss Samford.

Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door, and are available online at or on campus in Beeson University Center.

Pageant student directors are sophomores Ashley Oliver of Brandon, Miss., and Morgan Welty of Carmel, Ind.

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.