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

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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.