Samford U. names Brookhaven High alum to Dean’s List

Published 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Samuel “Sam” Allen, of Brookhaven, was among the 1,826 students named to Samford University’s 2021 fall semester Dean’s List.

To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework. Dean’s List is the highest academic recognition given by the school at the end of each semester.

Allen, an active member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, is the son of Brookhaven attorney Will Allen and Jenny Allen.

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Samford, in Birmingham, 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. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford first nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health.