Posted by Philip Poole on 2010-11-01

A prominent Birmingham physician and long-time Samford University donor will be remembered with the naming of a new simulation facility for Samford’s Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing.

The university’s trustee executive committee voted Oct. 26 to name the Charles A. Money Pediatric Medicine Simulation Suite for the late Birmingham doctor who practiced pediatric medicine for more than 40 years and was a member of Samford’s Board of Overseers at the time of his death in 2007. The simulation center, which is located in Leo Bashinsky Field House, provides a training laboratory for Samford’s burgeoning nursing program.

Money’s wife, Barbara, a member of Samford’s nursing faculty, provided major funding for the room which will bear her late husband’s name.

In other action, the trustees approved David J. Glenn as assistant professor of theatre, effective immediately. Glenn has served as a technical director at Samford for several years and most recently was technical director for the School of the Arts. He has degrees in production design and technology from Auburn University and the University of Arizona.

The next full meeting of the trustee board will be Nov. 30.


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.