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, January 13, 2020

Good news on a January morning: our students won the Musical Theatre Division at the National Opera Association Annual Conference during the Opera Scenes Competition in Cleveland, Ohio.

Students competed with a scene from Into the Woods, to be performed this April at Samford.  Congratulations to Lydia Yates (musical theatre major), Grayson Johns (musical theatre major), Blake Mitchell (vocal performance), Madison Hablas (music education), and Savannah Bracewell (graduate vocal performance).  Kristin Kenning, director of our opera program and Nicholas Robertson, pianist, accompanied the group.

The world is better because of Samford’s School of the Arts and our amazing students, faculty and staff.