Foreman wins teaching award

Samford University mathematics professor David L. Foreman of North Shelby County has been named recipient of the school’s 2010 John H. Buchanan Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching.

Dr. Foreman received the award, in the form of a silver tray and $1,000 check, at the opening convocation of the fall semester on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

“Students who nominated Foreman for the award cited his ability to explain complex and abstract ideas,” said Samford provost and executive vice president Dr. Brad Creed, who presented the award.

Foreman is a member of Birmingham’s Brookwood Baptist Church, where he teaches a Bible class. He and his wife, Elvia, have two daughters, Julie and Emily.