Published on September 26, 2014 by Brad Radice 

A ceremony dating back 700 years, originating in Europe, was recognized at Samford’s new Brock School of Business building construction site.  Hoar Construction held a ‘Topping Out Ceremony’ raising the final beam to the highest point in the building’s construction in front of Samford officials, Brock faculty and staff, and Harry B. Brock himself.  In fact, Mr. Brock was able to add his signature to the final beam that will reside in the new business building forever.

 The new Brock School of Business Building represents an investment in the development of professional and ethical business leaders in our communities and across the world.  The new home to the business school is scheduled to open for the fall semester of 2015.

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.