Published on October 23, 2009 by Nathan Troost 

Dr. Orville Burton was on campus all day Thursday, October 22, as the guest speaker for Samford's Davis Lecture.  The Davis Lecture is an annual event held in honor of former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, J. Roderick Davis. 

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.