Samford University


October 15, 2012

Our Story

More than 400 friends gathered in Birmingham last Saturday night to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing—and to celebrate the ways in which lives have been transformed through the work of the men and women who have served on the faculty and staff.  The centerpiece of the program was the recognition of “Living Legacy” awards for 50 outstanding graduates of the school.  As their stories were recounted, one by one, we gained an understanding of the extraordinary impact of this caring and courageous program, affiliated with Samford since 1973.  We thank God for these cherished colleagues, their students, alumni, and friends.

 The world is better because of the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing.



Our Mission

The mission of Samford University is to nurture persons in their development of intellect, creativity, faith, and personhood. As a Christian university, the community fosters academic, career, and ethical competency while encouraging social and civic responsibility, and service to others.

Our Core Values

The Samford community values lifelong:

  • belief in God, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
  • engagement with the life and teachings of Jesus.
  • learning and responsible freedom of inquiry.
  • personal empowerment, accountability, and responsibility.
  • vocational success and civic engagement.
  • spiritual growth and cultivation of physical well-being.
  • integrity, honesty, and justice.
  • appreciation for diverse cultures and convictions.
  • stewardship of all resources.
  • service to God, to family, to one another, and to the community.

Our Vision

Anchored in Christian understanding, Samford University will be a diverse community, stressing vigorous learning and personal faith, in the Baptist tradition. Within that commonality, the Community will be innovative in teaching, learning and research; sensitive to global issues; aggressive in self-assessment and continuous improvement. Faithful to its mission, Samford will be known and acknowledged worldwide by holding to its core values. The world will be better for it.

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