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Meet our Samford Tour Guides!  These students lead our weekly campus tours.  Here you can meet each of our tour guides and hear about their personal experiences at Samford.  Feel free to click on a tour guide’s name to send an email message.
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    Victoria Batson

    Hometown: Clarksville, TN
    Major: Business
    Fun fact: I eat cupcakes upside down.
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    Favorite experience: My favorite Samford experience would have to be Step Sing! I absolutely love singing and dancing and actually did show choir in high school, but I had never experienced something quite like Step Sing at Samford. The preparation is a great time of bonding and strengthening community while trying something new, and the night of is high energy, and full of fun and healthy competition!

    Advice: My piece of advice would be to try something new! There are countless opportunities available to try during your college experience. This is the perfect time to put yourself out there and be a little adventurous!

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    Taylor Biedermann

    Hometown: Cumming, GA
    Major: Early Childhood Elementary Education
    Fun fact: I love peanut butter.
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    Meg Boothe

    Hometown: Dublin, OH
    Major: Pharmacy
    Fun fact: I'm an adrenaline junkie... I have even been skydiving!
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    Spencer Cast

    Hometown: Windermere, FL
    Major: Psychology
    Fun fact: I have an unhealthy obsession with macaroni & cheese.
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    Taylor Chadwell

    Hometown: Memphis, TN
    Major: Business
    Fun fact: I have a twin sister.
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    Favorite experience: It is a very hard task to choose only one favorite Samford experience, but I loved walking up Centennial Walk with my class as a freshman. It was very neat to participate in a Samford tradition with my whole class.

    Advice: Get plugged into an organization or group right away. Even if you do not stick with that organization or group, you will get to meet many people, and it will make the transition from high school to college smoother.

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    Josh Chitwood

    Hometown: Tampa, FL
    Major: Biology/Pre-Med
    Fun fact: My dream is to own my own medical practice and still have time for medical missions.
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    Favorite experience: Each of my Samford experiences center around the people I have come to know, but my favorite would be my time as a Connections leader. I had the opportunity to usher incoming Freshman into Samford all the while getting to know the students personally. I really enjoyed learning about the students and helping them begin their time at Samford.

    Advice: I would say let academics have their place, but allow friendships with fellow classmates as well as upperclassmen to govern your time at Samford.

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    Cameron Cross

    Hometown: Buford, GA
    Major: Journalism and Mass Communication
    Fun fact: I have two permanent black eyes that reappear when I get a cold.
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    Favorite experience: Choosing one favorite experience about my time at Samford is incredibly hard, but I would have to say living in Smith is incredible. Smith is the freshman guys housing. The community and life long friendships I made my freshman year are some of my closest friends now. I loved living in Smith so much my freshman year that I still live in it now, only now I am a Resident Assistant to the freshman guys.

    Advice: Don’t be afraid to try things out on campus. Get a feel for what you like and dislike. The best thing about college is you get to make your experience what you want it to be. That is the beauty of Samford, there are tons of things to get involved in on campus, you just have to go try them out.

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    Conner Davis

    Hometown: Collierville, TN
    Major: Classics and History
    Fun fact: I have been to Europe, but not above the Mason-Dixon line.
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    Favorite experience: It's hard to pick, but I think my favorite experience is tailgating on the quad, especially at Homecoming. I love to see so many students, faculty, and alumni come together to cheer on the Bulldogs and have a lot of fun.

    Advice: Study abroad! It's such an amazing experience, and it really will give you a new perspective on the world. Samford has a wonderful international studies program, which offers a wide variety of courses and destinations. If you have an opportunity to go, take it!

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    Alyson Heaney

    Hometown: San Diego, CA
    Major: Business
    Fun fact: I love Oreos and always have at least 3 packages in my room at once.
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    Favorite experience: My favorite Samford experience has to be Step Sing! It was and continues to be an amazing experience full of singing. dancing, smiles, laughter, and life-long friendships!!

    Advice: College is a new chapter in your life, so don't be afraid to try something new! Find out how to get involved in the sport you've never played, try out for a play, or join an organization on campus. Exploring new opportunities will open many doors for the future and you won't have any regrets. You never know how something will turn out until you try!!

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    Annaleigh Horton

    Hometown: Nolensville, TN
    Major: Communication Studies
    Fun fact: I have been a flower girl in seven weddings.
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    Favorite experience: My favorite memory thus far at Samford was when my freshman class made a giant slip-n-slide down Vail hill after it had been raining all week. We were soaking wet and muddy but we had such a fun time just hanging out together. Get to know the people in your class; chances are, they're pretty awesome!

    Advice: Introduce yourself! College is a time for learning but also for connections. Samford offers many opportunities to grow personally, spiritually, and professionally. Get out there, meet people, make friends, and have fun!

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    Brad Hulker

    Hometown: Franklin, TN
    Major: Biology
    Fun fact: I got to give a sermon the summer before SU in Rio de Janiero.
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    Lauren Hutchens

    Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
    Major: Jounalism and Mass Communication
    Fun fact: I came to Samford after meeting and SU student in a hot spring in Costa Rica
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    Courtney Ingram

    Hometown: Knoxville, TN
    Major: Pre-Pharmacy
    Fun fact: I once met Zach Efron!
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    Favorite experience: It's so hard to say, but homecoming weekend at Samford would have to be at the top of my list. The parade is so much fun and the tailgates are a great place to meet awesome Alumni.

    Advice: I would say don't be afraid to talk and get to know upper classmen. They are ready to invest in younger students and excited to see the new faces around Samford!

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    Blake Johnson

    Hometown: Fayetteville, TN
    Major: Pharmacy
    Fun fact: I have a twin sister
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    Favorite experience: My favorite Samford experience would be Connections weekend. Freshman students are on campus together for the first time and spend the entire weekend getting acclimated with the school and each other.

    Advice: My advice to freshman would be to make the most out of your college experience. Join whichever groups you feel compelled to and give them your all. Also, never forget your card when going to the caf.

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    Amber Lockwood

    Hometown: Stafford, VA
    Major: Accounting
    Fun fact: I'm double-jointed in my fingers and elbows. I'm also half Japanese.
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    Favorite experience: My favorite SU experience was during Jan-term my freshman year. I lived in Vail, the freshmen girls’ dorm, and only a few of my hall mates were there taking a class. It was really fun wandering the mazes of the Vail hallways and stairwells. My good friend and I also enjoyed “exercising” up and down the four flights of stairs in the building! I enjoyed seeing Samford with a lot less students than usual.

    Advice: Enjoy your time in college; it goes fast. Get involved and invest your time in things you are passionate about! Be careful not to overcommit. Learn a lot! But most importantly, HAVE FUN!

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    Grace Mintz

    Hometown: Birmingham, AL
    Major: Elementary Education
    Fun fact: My favorite food: Nutella and pretzels.
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    Favorite experience: My favorite Samford experience last year was definitely Step Sing! I did the show with my sorority and we had a blast practicing and getting to watch all of the other shows.

    Advice: Seek the Lord and choose activities based on your interests and not necessarily based on what everyone else is doing.

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    Cole Moffett

    Hometown: Birmingham, AL
    Major: Kinesiology
    Fun fact: Addicted to Cheez-its.
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    Favorite experience: My favorite Samford tradition would have to be Step Sing. This is a great opportunity for the entire Samford Community, both students and alumni, to come together. I met some of my best friends at Samford through Step Sing.

    Advice: Get plugged into organizations on campus. It is a great opportunity to meet new people and get involved on campus.

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    Katie Nelson

    Hometown: Woodstock, GA
    Major: Nursing
    Fun fact: I'm addicted to hot tea, especially chai tea or anything with spices
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    Favorite experience: Step Sing! Hands down. It is a crazy three weeks, but it is also a wonderful tradition that has been on Samford's campus for over sixty years! My first year at Samford, I had the opportunity to be one of the directors of the Freshmen Ladies show, and I couldn't be more thankful for the memories made and the friendships that flourished (I met one of my best friends through it)!

    Advice: Try to be as intentional as you can with the people you meet, especially Freshman year. After all, you will be spending the next four years with each other, so make connections that count!

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    Stephan Reach

    Hometown: Birmingham, AL
    Major: Pre-Pharmacy
    Fun fact: Love pizza!
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    Victoria Rogers

    Hometown: Morris, AL
    Major: Nursing
    Fun fact: I am the only nursing student at SU who owns & proudly wears the clinical uniform dress-complete with white panthose. Just call me Florence!
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    Favorite experience: My most memorable experience would have to be the time me and several of my fellow classmates performed Samford’s first ever “Flash Mob” my freshmen year. It was in the middle of the Caf’s busiest lunch hour when music suddenly began blasting from hidden speakers and students, one by one, danced on top of tables and in the aisles. I will never forget the look on everyone’s face as we rocked out – “So You Think You Can Dance,” here I come!

    Advice: Whatever you do, don’t underestimate the importance of time-management. If you take full advantage of the college experience, you will find that conscientious time-management is essential to balancing your obligations to extracurricular activities with your study requirements. DO take advantage of the library’s third floor and DON’T have exceedingly high expectations for the Caf’s chicken cacciatore

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    Lauren Sims

    Hometown: Wildwood, GA
    Major: Business
    Fun fact: I try to rescue every animal that I think needs a home.
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    Favorite experience: I can't just pick one favorite experience, so I have to say that my favorite experience at Samford so far is my whole freshman year! Move in day, football game days, outings in Birmingham, organizations I got involved in, intramurals I joined, friends, classes, and faculty I became close to, all came together to make my first year at Samford truly wonderful. Living in Vail was awesome also, and I'm super excited to be a Resident Assistant there this year!

    Advice: Everyone's advice is always to get plugged in, and that's great! I would also suggest that you remember that the little things are important as well- get some rest, separate your lights in darks in the washing machine, call home often, never go to the Caf alone, and don't be intimidated by upperclassman.

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    Elizabeth Smith

    Hometown: Anniston, AL
    Major: Communication Studies
    Fun fact: I have the same birthday as Katniss Everdeen from "The Hunger Games."
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    Favorite experience: My favorite experience is actually exam week. Students are stressed but the faculty and everyone else on campus really come together to help students stay calm and study on.

    Advice: My advice for freshmen is to not get too competitive. Don't get caught up in being better than someone else in anything, but find people who you can grow in your talents and lives with.

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    Lauren Speakman

    Hometown: Auburn, AL
    Major: Nutrition/Dietetics
    Fun fact: I have been to over 20 different countries.
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    Favorite experience: I had the opportunity to study abroad in Spain for five weeks in summer 2013 with 24 other Samford students. I had an incredible time getting to know fellow students, our professor chaperone, and familiarizing myself with the city of Madrid where we lived for four of the weeks. I definitely recommend studying abroad with any of Samford's study abroad programs!

    Advice: Make an effort to get to know your professors starting freshman year. Samford professors want to see you succeed and are your biggest advocates. Visit them during their office hours and speak to them outside of the classroom because you never know, they could be writing recommendation letters for you for a post-college job!

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    William Teer

    Hometown: Jackson, TN
    Major: Political Science
    Fun fact: My dream job is to be a late night talk show host.
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    Favorite experience: My favorite experience was the annual Your School, Your City concert my sophomore year. This concert is held the evening before the first day of class, making it the perfect chance to reconnect with friends you haven't seen in a while. I truly felt at home that night, surrounded by my best friends and watching Dierks Bentley put on a great show.

    Advice: Don't expect to have your "full collegiate experience" IMMEDIATELY upon entering college. Wherever you decide to continue your education, whether it's a school with a study body of 3,000 or 30,000, that transition from high school to college will be a big one. Find some organizations to get involved in, meet people, but realize that it will take a little time to really become adjusted to college life.

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    MaryKate Thomas

    Hometown: Memphis, TN
    Major: Business
    Fun fact: I want to work for nonprofit organizations with urban areas or youth.
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    Sarah Wright

    Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
    Major: Psychology
    Fun fact: My dream in life is to be sent an edible arrangement.
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