Governor Brewer Honored at Opening Convocation

Posted: Wed, 08/31/2011 - 16:56

Longtime professor and former Alabama governor Albert P. Brewer received the Samford Medallion, becoming only the third recipient of the honor since it was created by the Samford Board of Trustees in 2006. The medallion recognizes persons whose good works have made a difference in society, in community affairs, in the life of the church, and in the quality of life for individuals.

Clark Watson, chairman of the Samford board, presented Brewer with the surprise honor, calling him a “tremendous example to lawyers, educators, government leaders and the population of this state at large.”

FORMER GOVERNOR ALBERT BREWER WITH CLARK WATSON, A 1981 CUMBERLAND GRAD AND CHAIRMAN OF THE SAMFORD BOARD OF TRUSTEES

As an Alabama legislator, speaker of the house, lieutenant governor and governor, distinguished professor of law and government in Samford’s Cumberland School of Law, chairman of the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, and faithful churchman, Watson said, Brewer has dedicated his personal life to the public good “through inspiring leadership, warmhearted compassion and a genuine dedication to truth.”