Published on December 22, 2014 by Brad Radice 

Christmas is right around the corner, and it's been a busy couple months leading up to the holiday season. 

In this edition of the Samford Chronicle, the  Class of 2014 is complete, and for member it's the surprise of a lifetime.  Also, how many community service hours do Samford students work, and where does Samford's study abroad program rank?

That and many more stories are in the latest edition of The Samford Chronicle, hosted by Samford graduate Brad Radice.

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.