Posted by Philip Poole on 2015-01-07

By Bailey Fuqua

Samford University alumni are invited to participate in two Birmingham events during January.

The Samford Alumni Association will host an alumni pregame dinner Jan. 15 before the Samford men’s basketball game vs. the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Samford Athletics Director Martin Newton will give an exclusive update on Samford sports at 5:45 p.m., with the dinner to follow at 6 p.m. The meal is $8 for adults and only $4 for children 12 and under. The talk and dinner will be located on the 3rd floor east lobby of the Pete Hanna Center.

Afterward, alumni are encouraged to attend the men’s basketball game at 7 p.m. Tickets for alumni are only $5 with the promo code ALUMNI. Game admission is free for children 12 and under with the purchase of an adult ticket.

“We hope the event is a great opportunity for local alumni and their families to gather together in support of our men’s basketball team,” said Samford's Director of Alumni Programs Molly McGuire. “We look forward to reconnecting with many alumni prior to the game, as well as cheering on the Bulldogs toward victory over Chattanooga.”  

Alumni are also invited to a Brock School of Business mini-networking event, Jan. 20, 7-8 a.m. at The Heavenly Donut Co. in the Cahaba Heights area of Birmingham. A continental breakfast will be provided.

Kimberly Beiersdoerfer, owner of The Heavenly Donut, Co., is a 2002 Samford graduate. With more than 11 years of event planning and marketing experience, Kimberly always dreamed of owning her own business, and was able to open her donut shop with her husband Brock in 2013.

For more information about the mini-networking event, contact Kara Kennedy at 205-726-2364 or

Bailey Fuqua is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Office of Marketing and Communication.


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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.