Posted by William Nunnelley on 2009-12-01




Samford University students, faculty and staff will help build a Habitat for Humanity house in Wylam Saturday, Dec. 5.  The volunteers will work on the project, located in the Wylam Oaks section,  from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.


Construction will start on the new house on Michigan Avenue with a groundbreaking Thursday, Dec. 3.  When completed, it will provide a home for Tiffani Whitehead and her three children.


Samford has supported the Habitat for Humanity program for a number of years through contributions and volunteer efforts.  Founded by the late Millard Fuller in 1976, the international nonprofit program provides decent, affordable housing for people in need.

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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.