Samford University

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August 31, 2009

Our Story

Later this week, Dr. Ami Teague of the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, along with two students—Margaret Davis and Meghan Merriss—will arrive in Lusaka at the University of Zambia. An HIV expert, Dr. Teague will explore current efforts to combat HIV in Zambia. Margaret and Meghan will gain first-hand information on the ways in which pharmacy is practiced there. Collaborative relationships will develop, leading to additional learning opportunities for students and faculty at Samford and the University of Zambia.

The world is better because Samford people reach outside the gates of the campus.

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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