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

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About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.