There are many great institutions of higher education, but there is only one Samford University. 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.

Monday Mission, November 11, 2019

After shaking hands with hundreds of our grads at Homecoming last weekend and hearing dozens of their stories, these are the thoughts that are seared into my mind this morning:

our graduates are profoundly grateful for the ways their lives were shaped at Samford—and each one of us, regardless of our title or tasks, is responsible for fulfilling the precious mission of this university.  From the two 99-year-old grads who attended the Golden Bulldog reunion to alums who returned from the Class of 2019, the connections are vibrant and eternal.

The world is better because of the ways Samford people live out the Samford mission.