Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-03-16

Dr. Wanda Lee, executive director of Woman's Missionary Union, will speak as this year's Marie NeSmith Fowler lecturer at Samford University Thursday, April 5.

Dr. Lee will speak following an 11:30 a.m. luncheon in the Flag Colonnade Room of Samford's Beeson University Center.

Basing her comments on her latest book, Live the Call, she will share stories and lessons about women's faith, leadership, missional living and "multiple concurrent identities."

Dr. Lee, a graduate of Samford's Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, is a registered nurse, wife, mother, grandmother and former missionary. She was named Samford's outstanding alumna in 2005.

The Fowler Lecture in Christianity, Women and Leadership Studies honors Samford pharmacy alumna Marie NeSmith Fowler of Hartselle. It supports the Christian Women's Leadership Center's mission to provide learning opportunities for women to realize the fullest measure of their gifts in all areas of human endeavor.

Lunch is $10 per person. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations are requested by Friday, March 30. For information or reservations, call (205) 726-4194 or email

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.