Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-02-02

Samford University students will hold a Hope for Haiti benefit concert Thursday, Feb. 4, at 9  p.m. in Harry’s coffee house in Beeson University Center.

All proceeds will be targeted to Haiti through the disaster relief fund of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions.

The concert will feature performances by Samford students Josh Sizemore, August Rhea, Lauren Berry and Matt Fennell. Former Samford student Kyle Reeves and Church at Brook Hills worship leader Mandy Maples will also perform.

A silent auction will offer items donated by Homewood businesses. Complimentary coffee and refreshments will be provided by Samford.

Tickets are $3 in advance or $5 at the door. Advance tickets will be sold 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday in Harry’s, located on the first floor of Beeson University Center.

For information, phone the Samford Office of Student Involvement at (205) 726-2028.

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.