Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2009-11-22

Susan Hamm, a junior business administration major from Thorsby, was crowned Miss Samford University 2010 Friday evening.

Hamm, daughter of Beverly and Mark Hamm, will represent Samford in the Miss Alabama scholarship pageant in June. Her pageant platform is “Children’s Miracle Network—A Smile for Every Child.”

A pianist, Hamm was named co-winner of the talent competition for her performance of C.P.E. Bach’s “Solfeggietto.”

Pageant finalists were Ashla Taylor, a junior education major from McCalla, first runner-up; and Maegan Carroll, a first-year pharmacy student from Trussville, second runner-up.

Katherine Fuller, a junior chemistry and biochemistry major from Briarfield, tied with Hamm in the talent competition for her piano performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Prelude in G minor, op. 23, no. 5.”

Miss Samford 2009 Anna Laura Bryan crowns Susan Hamm during the Miss Samford University Scholarship Pageant Friday November 20th in Wright Center. Hamm, who is a junior in business administration from Thorsby, Alabama, will serve as Miss Samford 2010.

First runner up Ashla Taylor of McCalla, AL; Miss Samford 2010 Susan Hamm of Thorsby, AL; second runner up Maegan Carroll of Trussville, AL.

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.