Published on January 19, 2023 by Leigh A. Jones, Evening and Weekend Reference Librarian  

Alice Bullington, Administrative Assistant at the Lucille Stewart Beeson Law Library, will retire from the University this month. A native of Mobile, she holds a B.S. in Political Science from the University of South Alabama. She started her job with the Beeson Law Library in 1983, when she was hired by former Library Director, Rebecca Clapp.

When reflecting on her experiences at the Beeson Law Library, Bullington recalls that, from the very beginning, she has liked working at Samford. She has always had an appreciation for the beauty of the campus, and she has enjoyed interacting with the people. She remembers a lot of interaction with the faculty, who were nice and, sometimes, very entertaining. Also, she remembers the law students being some of the best students around because of their professionalism and pleasant personalities. When talking about some of the things she will miss most about working at the law library, Bullington says that she will miss seeing the excitement of the students after learning they have passed the bar exam. For Bullington, the Beeson Law Library has been like an extended family. She remembers sharing many joys and sorrows together, and always having support when needed. Bullington says, “I feel like everyone is part of my extended family, and I will miss everyone.”

Bullington’s official last day with the University will be January 31st. After retirement, Bullington plans to travel with her husband when he retires in late spring. Also, she is giving consideration to finding a part-time job at a local library or a veterinarian’s office. Until then, she is looking forward to sleeping late and doing “weekend things on weekdays.”

Alice Bullington, we will miss you, and we thank you for your service to the Samford, Cumberland, and the Lucille Stewart Beeson Law Library. We wish you a very happy retirement. Congratulations.