Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-01-25

Samford University students will begin spring semester classes Monday, Jan. 28.

Samford provost Dr. Brad Creed will address the semester-opening convocation Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Wright Center. His topic will be "Living Between Career and Vocation."

The convocation will also feature the presentation of the George Macon Memorial Award to a faculty member for outstanding performance as a teacher, counselor, friend and inspiration to students.

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.