Samford University

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May 16, 2011

Our Story

 Ellen Davis graduated from Samford last year after the successful pursuit of a major in history.  As an undergraduate, she put together an impressive array of research, including work with the oral history program at Red Mountain Park in Birmingham and participation on the team for the PBS documentary on the Freedom Rides of 1961, which will air nationwide tonight.  She teaches at Cornerstone School in Woodlawn, where she makes a positive difference each day. 

  

The world is better because of the intellect and compassion of Ellen Davis. 

 

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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