Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-09-09

Nine undergraduate students, 11 law students and one divinity student started classes at Samford University this week after being displaced at their schools because of Hurricane Katrina.
The undergraduate students were previously enrolled at Dillard University, Southern University at New Orleans, University of New Orleans, William Carey College-New Orleans branch and Xavier University, all located in New Orleans, La.

Thursday, Sept. 8, was the last day for relocating students to enroll at Samford for the fall semester.

Samford's Cumberland School of Law received 11 students who were enrolled as second or third-year students at Loyola or Tulane law schools, both located in New Orleans.

One student who was studying at flood-damaged New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary has enrolled at Samford's Beeson Divinity School.

Related story: Samford Students, Faculty Respond to Hurricane Relief, Donations to be Matched  


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.