For the second time in less than one month, the Samford University community is mourning the death of a current student.
Senior Caroline Neisler died May 15, just weeks after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. She had been a member of the Samford volleyball team.
A memorial service is set for 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, in Samford's Reid Chapel. Funeral services are set for Sunday, May 19, in Neisler's hometown of Jacksonville, Ala.
"We know you will join us in praying for their entire family in the time of grief, as well as the volleyball team and coaches," said R. Phil Kimrey, Samford's vice president for student affairs and enrollment management.
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.