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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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.