Published on April 13, 2016 by William Nunnelley  
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Samford University will graduate approximately 1,125 students during seven commencement  programs in May. All the ceremonies may be viewed via live stream. The programs and speakers follow.

May 6, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Wright Center Concert Hall, 2 p.m. Speaker: Mr. Stuart McWhorter, chairman, Clayton Associates

May 9, Beeson Divinity School, Hodges Chapel, 11 a.m. Speaker: The Right Rev. George R. Sumner, seventh bishop, Diocese of Dallas, Texas

May 13, Brock School of Business, Wright Center Concert Hall, 11:30 a.m. Speaker: Dr. Betsy Holloway, vice president for marketing and communication, Samford University

May 13, Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, School of Public Health and School of Health Sciences, Wright Center Concert Hall, 3 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Ryan Rainer, physician and medical director, Cherokee Health Clinic

May 13, Cumberland School of Law, Wright Center Concert Hall, 6:30 p.m. Speaker: Mr. Terry McCarthy, adjunct professor, Cumberland School of Law, and partner, Lightfoot, Franklin & White

May 14, Howard College of Arts and Sciences, Wright Center Concert Hall, 10 a.m. Speaker: Dr. William F. Warren, Landrum P. Leavell II Chair and director of the Center for New Testament Textual Studies, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

May 14, School of the Arts and Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education, Wright Center Concert Hall, 2 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Jeanna Westmoreland, executive director, Legacy League, Samford University

Programs related to commencement during this period:

Air Force ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, May 12, Reid Chapel, 2 p.m.

Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony, May 13, Shades Mountain Baptist Church, 10 a.m.

Graduating Senior Art Show Reception, May 14, Samford Art Gallery, following School of the Arts and Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education commencement

 
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.