Posted by William Nunnelley on 2005-12-07

Samford University will graduate about 200 seniors during Fall commencement Saturday, Dec. 17, including the first 17 recipients of the new nurse anesthesia degree.

Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director of the Alabama department of archives and history, will speak during 10 a.m. ceremonies in Wright Center Concert Hall. Dr. Bridges has served as head of the state archives and history department, the nation's oldest such department, since 1982. He is a graduate of Furman University with a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago.

A reception for seniors and those attending commencement will follow commencement in Beeson University Center main dining room.

The Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing will hold its nurse pinning ceremony Friday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. in Hodges Chapel. The nursing school will hold a hooding ceremony for the nurse anesthetist graduates, who receive the master of science in nursing degree, on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7 a.m. in Hodges Chapel.

The School of Business will hold its master of business administration hooding ceremony Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 a.m. in Brock Forum.

 
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.