Published on April 9, 2019 by William Nunnelley  
Graduation BT

Samford University has announced speakers for its seven commencement programs in May. Approximately 1,264 students will graduate, and all the programs may be viewed via live stream.

The schedule of programs and speakers includes:

May 3, College of Health Sciences Graduate Programs, Hanna Center, 9 a.m. Speakers: Shanequia Burress, School of Health Professions; Taylor King, Ida Moffett School of Nursing; Mark Gilliam, McWhorter School of Pharmacy; and Rebecca Graber, School of Public Health. 

May 3, Beeson Divinity School, Hodges Chapel, 11:30 a.m. Speaker: Timothy F. George, Dean, Beeson Divinity School. 

May 10, Brock School of Business, Wright Center, 11:30 a.m. Speaker: J. Howard Finch, Dean, Brock School of Business.

May 10, College of Health Sciences Undergraduate Programs, Wright Center, 3:30 p.m. Speakers: Taylor Anderton, School of Health Professions; Kamron Buehler, Ida Moffett School of Nursing; Zac Curren, McWhorter School of Pharmacy; and Jamond Glass, School of Health Professions.

May 10, Cumberland School of Law, Wright Center, 6:30 p.m. Speaker: The Honorable Kevin C. Newsom, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

May 11, Howard College of Arts and Sciences, Wright Center, 10 a.m. Speaker: Nancy Lipham, Managing Director – Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors 

May 11, School of the Arts and Orlean Beeson School of Education, Wright Center, 2 p.m. Speaker: Jerell Horton, Band Director, Vestavia Hills High School

Other activities related to commencement during this period include:  

May 10, Prayer Breakfast, University Cafeteria, 7:45 a.m. 

May 10, Ida Moffett School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony for Accelerated Second-degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs, First Baptist Church of Birmingham, 10 a.m.

May 11, Graduating Senior Art Exhibit Reception, Samford Art Gallery, Swearingen Hall, following School of the Arts and Orlean Beeson School of Education commencement.

May 23, Air Force ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, Reid Chapel, 1 p.m.

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.