Posted by Alan Hargrave on 2008-02-20

To All Samford Employees and Students

Last week Samford initiated a new emergency alert service. In doing so, every current student and employee was automatically subscribed to the service (for emergency notification by e-mail) and should have received an e-mail message from our service provider, Rave Wireless. It has come to our attention that several individuals may have doubted the authenticity of the message since it did not come from a Samford e-mail address. With e-mail scams so prevalent these days this is understandable. Rest assured that Rave Wireless is our provider for emergency alerts so messages they deliver on our behalf should be trusted.

For those who may have missed the original message, it is repeated below. We encourage everyone to take full advantage of this system by registering a mobile telephone number so that you can receive timely alerts in emergency situations. The web address for the system is:

Thank you,

Bobby Breed

Director of Campus Safety

Alan Hargrave

Associate Provost and CIO

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. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.