Posted by William Nunnelley on 2006-12-08

Samford University will graduate around 314 seniors during fall commencement Saturday, Dec. 16. The program is scheduled for Wright Center Concert Hall at 10 a.m.

Dr. Chuck Sands, chair of the Samford exercise science and sports medicine department and winner of this year's John H. Buchanan Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching at Samford, will deliver the address. His speech will begin a tradition of having the Buchanan Award winner speak at fall commencement.

The president's reception for seniors and their families will follow commencement in the main dining room of Beeson University Center.

Other Samford commencement activities will include:

Friday, Dec. 15-Pinning ceremony for Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing graduates, Hodges Chapel, 1 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16-Hooding ceremony for School of Business MBA graduates, Brock Forum, 7:30 a.m.; closing reception for the graduating senior art show, Swearingen Hall Art Gallery, immediately following commencement; Air Force ROTC commissioning ceremony, Hodges Chapel, 2 p.m., followed by a reception in the Student Commons.

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.