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, October 7, 2019

Jay Flynn, University Registrar, and his staff encounter many interesting situations each day.

They seek to be helpful.  Such was the case in an account relayed to me a few days ago from Brannon Denning, Associate Dean of Cumberland School of Law, in which one of our recent law grads encountered an unusual problem.  Apparently the graduate asked for her diploma to be mailed to the home of her parents.  Her parents have dogs.  The dogs must be hungry because, according to the message Brannon received from the recent grad:

One of her parents’ dogs got hold of the diploma and chewed it up.  You read that right: she sent me an email saying that the dog ate her diploma.  She was wondering whether—given that it was a case of canine malfeasance and not negligence on her part—she might get a new diploma.  I emailed Jay Flynn and he didn’t hesitate.  Her new diploma is on the way.  Samford is a special place because of folks like Jay!

The world is better because of Jay Flynn.  And law grads.  And dogs.