Published on August 28, 2012 by Brad Radice 

Samford University held its first convocation of the fall semester today. 

Student leadership was recognized, as were winners of the John H. Buchanan Award and President's Award.

 President Andrew Westmoreland also surprised a special guest of his with three special gifts.  Watch more in this featured video.

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.