Published on July 14, 2021 by Holly Gainer  
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Samford mourns the loss of Mary Shaw, a beloved member of the Samford community. Shaw attended Samford in 1970 and had served as a member of the University’s Board of Trustees since 2012. At the time of her death, she was serving her third term on the board. Shaw has been married to Michael Edward "Mike" Shaw for 50 years and they have two children and four grandchildren. Click here to read a special tribute to Mary Shaw published in The Alabama Baptist.

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 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.