Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2012-01-05


Samford University alumni and parents in three states will have opportunities to fellowship with new and old friends during January.

Events in Atlanta, Ga., Huntsville, Ala., and Nashville, Tenn., are planned by Samford’s Office of Alumni and Parent Programs and hosted by the Samford Alumni Association. All events are free.

The schedule:

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m. dinner gathering at Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurant, Perimeter location on Ashford Dunwoody Road in Atlanta.

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2 p.m. reception at The Westin hotel in Huntsville.

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 11:30 a.m. lunch at Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurant on West End Avenue in Nashville.

Dozens of guests, representing class years from various decades, have already registered for each of these events.

For more information or to register, go to


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 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.