Published on September 15, 2015
Samford will host approximately twenty-five students from area high schools Sept. 17 for a day of seminar discussions on some important texts in the development of the American Republic.
Students from Ramsay High School, Altamont, John Carroll High School, P.D. Jackson-Olin High School and other schools will take part in “Constitution Day” events organized by Samford’s University Fellows honors program, Samford Pre-Law and the Office of Diversity and Cultural Initiatives.
The Constitution Day Fellows will learn about those programs, read selections from the Federalist Papers and Abraham Lincoln’s Cooper Union Address and participate in discussions with University Fellows faculty and current University Fellows.
Constitution Day gives high school students an opportunity to experience college for a day and take part in seminar-style discussions with other high-achieving students.
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 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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.