Posted by William Nunnelley on 2008-12-04

Samford University will graduate approximately 265 seniors during fall commencement Saturday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. in Pete Hanna Center on the campus. Dr. William E. Hull, Samford research professor and retired former provost, will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree during the program.

The President's Reception for those attending commencement will be held in Hanna Center immediately following the ceremony.

Also in connection with commencement, Samford's Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing will hold a pinning ceremony Friday, Dec. 12, at 1 p.m. in Hodges Chapel on the campus. A reception will follow in The Rotunda of Beeson Healing Arts Center at Samford.

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.