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Samford Stories: Chapter 1

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Watch Austin and McClain, two freshman Bloggers, guide you through a virtual tour of Samford's campus. Bow Wow Bulldogs, Bow Wow Bloggers!


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Meet Abbie Cutcliffe!

Hey everyone! My name is Abbie Cutcliffe and I am a freshman here at Samford University. I am so excited that you all are getting to read my blog, and I hope that you will gain a better understanding of what life is really like here on campus.

I have lived in Birmingham my entire life. When I initially started looking at schools, Samford was not even on my list. I had attended many camps here growing up, and I considered it way too close to home. I thought I wanted to get farther away so I could really experience something new for the next four years. As it got later on in my Senior year, my parents encouraged me to at least visit Samford. I reluctantly agreed, but I am so glad that I did. I could not have been more wrong about it!Everyone I met on the visit was so nice, and they all took the time to really try to get to know me. This is something I had not experienced when I was looking at other schools. When the time came for me to leave, I did not want to. However, I did come home that day with a broader view of the school itself, instead of my closed off attitude I had always given it before.

In the weeks that followed,everything seemed to fit into place. I knew for a fact that God was leading me here for a reason. As an aspiring dietitian, I could not ask for a better nutrition program. On top of that, the small class sizes really allow you to get to know your professor on a more personal level, and also really develop relationships with your classmates. Also, as an active person, I loved all of the great things that Samford had to offer. From the campus ministries, to Greek life, to the various athletics and intramurals, I couldn't ask for anything more. People are always encouraging you to get involved in anything you can. One of my favorite things was that I was getting the chance to be able to participate in two things I had always wanted to: Greek life and athletics. At many of the larger schools, it is impossible to get involved in both. I was so happy to see that many of my track teammates were already in sororities.

Now I have been on this campus for three weeks. I have absolutely loved every minute of it! I know for sure this is where I am supposed to be. I can't even begin to list all of the great things I have already experienced. I am also getting to see Birmingham in a whole new light. I am learning so many new things about this great place, and all it has to offer. Samford is a school made up of all different kinds of people all coming from different places. The diversity is great, but the one thing every Samford student will tell you is that the sense of community the students and faculty have cannot be beat. I have already met so many great people here, and I can't wait to meet even more. I have found my home here, and I am so thankful to get to share my Samford story with all of you. I hope you all have learned a little more about the true great benefits of Samford and soon you can find your own Samford story.
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