Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2011-03-31

Samford University Auxiliary will host an afternoon and evening with former Arkansas governor and U.S. presidential candidate Mike Huckabee Tuesday, May 3.

The  events include a Town Hall meeting at 4 p.m. in Wright Center on the Samford campus, and a 6:30 p.m. private patron reception and 7:30 p.m. scholarship gala dinner, both at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala.

Proceeds will benefit the Samford Auxiliary’s Leslie Parkman Roe Scholarship for Missionary Dependents. Dr. Roe is a Samford graduate who grew up as a child of missionary parents in the Philippines, served as a missionary to China, and is now a physician in Virginia.

The Town Hall meeting will include a talk by Huckabee, followed by a question and answer session. Tickets are $10 adult and $5 student. They are available online and, space permitting, at the door.

Admission to the reception, which includes a photo with Huckabee, and dinner is $200 (total) per person. Admission to the dinner only is $100 per person.

Tickets may be purchased online or by calling Melissa Allphin at (205) 726-4373.

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.