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, September 9, 2019

Dorothy Jean Adams began her service at Samford on a December morning in 1985 as a baker in the Cafeteria.

She progressed through a variety of roles, eventually becoming the head cashier for the Caf.  Along with way, she became “Ms. Dot,” one of the most familiar faces at Samford.  Ms. Dot managed her responsibilities well, welcoming hundreds of thousands of diners—and shushing occasional students away who offered a “dog ate my meal card” excuse while attempting to gain access.  Ms. Dot’s retirement was announced last week.  I miss her—and I’m grateful for her service. 

The world is better because Dorothy Jean Adams.