Published on August 30, 2012 by Brad Radice 

Samford University Athletics Director, Martin Newton, was the featured guest at Thursday's convocation.  Athletics was the theme, as the marching band played, the cheerleaders cheered, and Spike the Bulldog took off his costume!  

Students erupted as the man behind Spike was indeed Samford President, Andrew Westmoreland.

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.