Published on December 9, 2021 by Sean Flynt
Samford University Spanish professor Tiffany Robayna combined language education, medical service and Christian missions in work she hopes might eventually enrich Samford student experiences.
Robayna, a veteran of church planting, language ministry and medical missions, taught Spanish pharmacy and medical Spanish at Samford last spring, then served as part of a Hispanic medical group in the summer, providing clinics in five villages in Senegal, West Africa.
In addition to her service with the group’s pharmacy team, Robayna also visited language schools in Dakar and Casablanca, Morocco. There, she explored opportunities to provide language workshops in support of local missionaries and give Samford Arabic students a unique educational opportunity.
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.