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.
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 US 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 1st nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.