• From the President

    Andrew Westmoreland
    Dr. Andrew Westmoreland
    There are many great institutions of higher education, but there is only one Samford. Here a dedicated faculty and energetic students join to create a community of learning and faith like no other. The beauty of Samford’s campus is virtually matchless, but it pales in comparison to the quality of our people. From the classrooms and laboratories to the artistic stages and athletic venues, the minds and souls of Samford people make the real difference. Samford people bring the best, they are demanding and compassionate, they know the importance of engaging the world with a faith that calls them to serve. Each Monday, I share one of their incredible stories to illustrate how our people impact the world.
     

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  • March  02

    In a conversation over coffee last Friday morning, one of our distinguished alums, now retired, mused about his education at Samford.

    In a conversation over coffee last Friday morning, one of our distinguished alums, now retired, mused about his education at Samford.  He was exuberant about Samford’s past, present, and future—but he reserved his highest praise for the core curriculum and general education.  Assailed throughout much of the marketplace today as irrelevant and burdensome, it was these courses which, throughout a successful career, still brought a gleam to the eyes of the man sitting across the table from me.  Like many of us who tended to take our general education courses for granted, he now understands that they were the elements which helped him to see across continents and lives to find understanding and hope. 

    The world is better because of those who labor (and learn) in the vineyard of the core curriculum and general education.