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.

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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.