Hanceville’s Brooke Proctor wins awards from Samford University School of the Arts

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Samford University

BIRMINGHAM – The Division of Music in Samford University's School of the Arts celebrated the talents of students, and presented multiple awards and scholarships provided by generous patrons at the annual honors recital.

The longstanding tradition included performances by eight students, and awards presented by faculty members Kathryn Fouse, Joseph Hopkins, Donald Sanders, Eric Mathis and Sharon Lawhon.

Brooke Noe Proctor, a junior piano performance and pedagogy major from Hanceville, won the Northrup Keyboard Performance Award and the Northrup Scholar Award. Samford Arts patrons Jeff and Lori Northup provided these awards.

Samford University is Alabama's top-ranked private university and one of the nation's top Christian universities. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South, and the university is widely acknowledged as a leader in liberal arts and professional school education. Located in suburban Birmingham, Samford was founded in 1841 and is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls more than 5,400 students from 47 states and 29 countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.