Published on May 25, 2016 by Philip Poole  
Campus drone

Samford University is hosting events at two national Baptist gatherings in June.

Kevin Blackwell, assistant to the president for church relations, will host a reception for alumni and friends during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in St. Louis. The June 15 dessert reception is 2–3 p.m. in room 280 of America’s Center, the convention venue.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to fellowship with others in the Samford community who dedicate their lives to ministry and to hear about all of the exciting things happening on campus,” Blackwell said.

Michael Wilson, director of Samford’s Center for Congregational Resources, will host a reception for alumni and friends during the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly in Greensboro, North Carolina. The reception begins at 5 p.m. June 23 in Imperial Ballroom F of the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel. The reception will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, Wilson said.

Matt Cook, a 1993 Samford graduate, is serving as national moderator for CBF at this year’s General Assembly.

Both events are free, but advance reservations are requested.

SBC Event

CBF Event

 
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.