Published on December 17, 2014  
check presentation

Organizers of Samford University’s Old Howard 100 bike ride presented a check for $6,420 to Sowing Seeds of Hope, the nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the equality of living and working in Perry County, Ala. Those proceeds from the 2014 ride bring the total contributions of the ten-year program to $36,873. Sowing Seeds of Hope executive director Frances Ford accepted the check on behalf of her organization.

Howard College of Arts and Sciences associate dean Rosemary Fisk said the Old Howard 100 funds have supported various programs in the Alabama county where Samford was founded as Howard College in 1841. “This partnership serves the people of Perry County through the support of better healthcare and therefore a better way of life,” Fisk said. “Without such partnerships, our mission would be much more difficult.”

Fisk also announced that registration for the 2015 Old Howard 100 (April 18) is now open.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.