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, May 13, 2019

From Dr. Joe Hopkins, Dean of the School of the Arts:

Our senior students in Interior Design have worked to create a solution for a church community in the Dominican Republic.  Located in Santo Domingo, the project will become both home and education center for pregnant teenage girls.  In evaluating the work, a panel of professional designers had glowing words of commendation for the project, its professional quality, the care in understanding the needs of a different culture, and the potential impact of this facility.  For me, it is moving to see our students already changing the world and sharing Christ through real and powerful means; it is a small glimpse into the difference they are about to make through professional lives undergirded and infused by faith.  Through this project, Samford students have engaged the church community of a neighboring nation to offer hope and a new beginning to those who stand at the threshold of life decisions.  The project plan is inspiring, personal, responsible, and innovative.  I look forward to the day we can visit this facility in operation and meet those whose lives have been changed by the thoughtful design of Samford students.

The world is better because of the innovative, caring work of Samford students and faculty.