Published on January 7, 2015 by Sean Flynt  
German castle

Samford University's Howard College of Arts and Sciences will host an alumni tour to Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic June 26-July 6, 2015. The detailed final schedule is not set, but the tour will include a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria and time in Prague, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

Angela Ferguson, director of Samford’s Global Engagement Office and German language professor, will join Howard College Dean David Chapman to lead the 2015 tour. Ferguson, who spent her early years in Kaiserslautern, Germany, where her father served as pastor in a European Baptist church, joined Samford’s Department of World Languages and Cultures in 2004. She is a recipient of both Fulbright and DAAD awards to study in Germany and spent two years researching at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald.

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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 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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.