Published on January 23, 2014  
chew and collins

Psychology chair Stephen Chew reconnected with a distinguished Samford alumnus while speaking at his own Alma Mater in Oct, 2013. Andy Collins (JMC, '67) is Distinguished University Teaching Professor in the University of Michigan's Institute of Child Development. Collins spoke at Samford many years ago at Chew's request, and the pair caught up as Chew led a colloquium for the UM Department of Psychology.

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. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.