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Samford Stories: Chapter 1

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Meet Jordan Simpson!

Hey guys! My name is Jordan Simpson, and I'm a nursing major from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. I'm so excited you're reading this! I can't wait to continue my Samford story through my freshman year with you along for the ride. To begin, I want to tell you a little bit about myself so hopefully you'll see that we possibly are a lot alike!

As I said before, I'm from the great state of Tennessee. I grew up with two of the best parents in the world and an awesome sister(who will come into play later). I've played travel soccer since I was 9 years old. I love crab legs, war movies, and all kinds of music. My dad went to Clemson, so I was pretty much born a Tiger's fan!

My Samford story goes all the way back to eighth grade. My sister, Taylor, was about to begin her freshman year at Samford University. I still remember the day we moved her into her dorm room. Leaving campus that day I thought it was the perfect fit for her. She LOVED her four years here, but when it came time for me to start thinking about colleges, I just wasn't feeling Samford. At the time, I always saw myself at a big state school. "Small" wasn't really on my radar. However, during my sophomore when I accepted Christ into my life, my priorities and what I was looking for in a school slowly began to shift. I still wanted to keep some bigger school aspects like football games, walking to class not knowing at least one person, and some organizations and clubs that I knew big schools offered.

When I started asking my sister questions about Samford,I was beginning to see all the opportunities the school offered.When people say it's like a "small school with a big school mentality" they aren't lying. I realized Samford was a place I could really thrive and plug in to all the things I wanted to like greek life, intramurals, and student government. Not only that, but it's a place where the professors seek to personally know their students, a place I can grow in my faith, and be surrounded by a community that is genuine and intentional. By the time applications rolled around, Samford was my number one pick.

Sitting in my new dorm room now, I couldn't be happier with my decision. I already feel at home and it's only been two weeks. I'm so excited to be on this journey with you. Hopefully my blog posts this year can help you in seeking what God has in store for you after high school!
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