Posted by Sean Flynt on 2006-06-23In early June the website of the Radio & Records company posted an American serviceman's request for a shipment of smooth jazz CDs to Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan. Andy Parrish, General Manager of Samford's WVSU radio station, was the first to respond, sending over a dozen jazz CDs. But Samford's response didn't stop there. Parrish invited others to participate, and the Samford community quickly responded with cards, letters and CDs from their own collections.
Radio & Records honored the Samford community's response in a June 16 news item headlined, " WVSU Listeners Walk The Walk".
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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.