Published on November 22, 2021 by Lauren Waycaster  
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The Open House featured student honors, decorated spaces and an Advisory Council meeting

Samford University’s Department of Communication and Media (CAM) hosted an Open House event Nov. 5 as part of the university’s Homecoming celebrations. The event included the inaugural meeting of the department’s newly reconstituted Advisory Council.

Nineteen council members attended the meeting in person or via Zoom, along with alumni of both of the department’s academic programs and local media professionals who are committed to enhancing communication and media education at Samford.

Department chair Ignatius Fosu opened the meeting with an overview of the department, including introductions, program offerings, student media updates and recent student awards.

Council members advised on curriculum updates, technology needs, student media, development, and other aspects of the department to ensure that it is providing the highest quality education possible.

CAM Homecoming week also included faculty door decorations and a wall for students and alumni to share their favorite memories and traditions from their time at Samford.

 
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.