Published on May 16, 2017 by Philip Poole
Pete Petro, who received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Samford University on May 12, continues to be an inspiration to all who know him.
Petro has suffered from Duchenne muscular dystrophy since age 5, but that didn’t stop him from completing his Samford degree and graduating with honors.
Birmingham’s Over the Mountain Journal recently featured Petro in an inspiring story by reporter Emily Williams.
About Samford University—Samford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of 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 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.