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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.