Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-05-14

Mary Kathryn Shaw of Homewood received the James L. Treadway Award during recent awards ceremonies for students enrolled in Samford University's Metro Programs.

The Treadway award recognizes the outstanding student in the evening program for adult students. Candidates for the award must have a B or better grade average, be employed fulltime while pursuing their degree, and show a commitment to academic excellence.

Shaw will receive a bachelor of general studies degree in administrative/community services and an American Bar Association legal assistant certificate this month. She is a paralegal with a Birmingham law firm.

Joey Duke of Riverchase received the Joe O. Lewis Award, given annually to an outstanding Metro Programs faculty member. A Birmingham attorney, Duke teaches courses required for the ABA legal assistant certificate.

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.