Posted by Sean Flynt on 2007-04-18

The Samford community will pause at noon on Thursday, April 19, to pay respects to those who perished at Virginia Tech this week. The simple ceremony will be held on Centennial Walk and will consist of the chiming of the hour, a wreath-laying, and the playing of a hymn. "It is a small gesture, but it will allow us to join our hearts in solidarity with our peers and colleagues in Virginia," said Samford president Andrew Westmoreland.
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.