Posted by William Nunnelley on 2011-12-05

Samford University will graduate about 261 seniors during fall commencement Saturday, Dec. 17, in Wright Center at 10 a.m.

            Bobby Horton, a musician and music historian and 1972 Samford accounting graduate, will speak.  Known for his work to preserve American song, Horton has collaborated with documentary film maker Ken Burns on 13 projects, selecting and in some cases playing music for such Burns projects at The Civil War, Baseball, Lewis and Clark, The National Parks and others.

            The Birmingham native is also a seasoned performer who plays instruments ranging from the banjo to the trumpet.  He was a founding member of the band, Three on a String, and continues to perform with the popular trio.

             Other commencement-related activities include:

             * Friday, Dec. 16---Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony, 10 a.m., Shades Mountain Baptist Church.

             * Saturday, Dec. 17---Faculty Recognition Ceremony for Brock School of Business graduates, 7:30 a.m., Brock Forum; Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing Hooding Ceremony, 8 a.m., Rotunda; Graduating Senior Art Exhibition Reception, following Commencement, Art Gallery; and Air Force ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, 2 p.m., Hodges Chapel.        




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.