Samford University

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April 26, 2010

Our Story

Dr. Jason Wallace of our Department of History has been selected to participate in a summer program at Princeton University. Sponsored by the Lehrman American Studies Center and the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, the program will provide Jason with the opportunity to work with some of the nation's leading scholars on developing and adopting intellectually serious, compelling, and philosophically engaging courses that deal with the foundational principles of the American Republic. (By the way, this fall Notre Dame University Press will publish Jason's book, Catholics, Slaveholders, and the Dilemma of American Evangelicalism, 1835-1860.)

The world is better because of Jason Wallace's commitment to scholarship.

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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