Posted by Mary L. Wimberley on 2006-06-01

Samford University will begin the first term of summer classes Monday, June 5. About 1,126 graduate and undergraduate students are expected to enroll.

The university will host numerous camps and conferences throughout the summer, including sports, music and theatre camps for children, and a forensics institute for high school debaters. Genealogists from throughout the nation will attend the annual Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research June 6-11.

Other June events include three orientation sessions for students enrolling next fall, and Alabama Governor's School for high school students. Samford will host the Miss Alabama pageant June 4-10.

The National Youth Bible Drill and Speakers Tournament, sponsored by the Alabama Baptist Convention's State Board of Missions, will be held in Reid Chapel on Friday, June 9. Representatives of 13 state Baptist conventions will compete.

The Samford After Sundown community course program will offer a variety of personal enrichment classes this summer.

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.