Published on January 28, 2020 by Sean Flynt  
Visits included The Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama

Students in Ashley George’s Experiencing Cultural Differences course (COMS 305) participated in several experiential learning opportunities in the fall, including a Global Poverty Simulation, visits to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and The Birmingham Museum of Art, where they engaged with exhibits that showcased the representation of subcultures and marginalization, both in the city of Birmingham and globally. Other class and individual visits included The Legacy Museum in Montgomery, a Dia De Los Muertos festival, Greek Festival and Shabbat services at Beth Hallel synagogue in Birmingham.

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.