Published on April 28, 2021  
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On April 13-14, Samford joined together to celebrate the leadership of Andrew and Jeanna Westmoreland during the 8th annual Samford Big Give. In honor of 15 years of servant leadership, 1,439 alumni, staff, faculty, students and friends, contributed $235,693 to endowed scholarships established by the Westmorelands in each of Samford’s academic schools.

Samford’s faculty and staff led the charge with nearly 60 percent of employees pledging their support for students and programs. The Samford Black Alumni Association surpassed its campaign goal, generating $25,182 for scholarships and initiatives for underrepresented students.

In addition to joining fun gift challenges and giveaways, Samford students shattered their campaign giving goal for the #JustGiveFive challenge. Created by alumni Chase Ezell ’88 and Keith Kirkland ’88, the challenge invited students to make a $5 gift to the scholarship of their choice. More than 160 students participated in raising $1,502 for scholarships.

To make a gift in honor of Andy and Jeanna Westmoreland, visit this page.

 
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.