Petro Defies the Odds to Graduate with Honors from Samford
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 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 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 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.