This morning I’m conscious of the fact that we have not one story, but 5,206 stories at Samford. That is our final fall enrollment number: 5,206. They come to us from 46 states and 32 other countries, each student bringing with them all of the characteristics and influences that have shaped their lives. Each with a mind, a heart, a soul. Will we nurture them, as our mission calls us to do, in the “development of intellect, creativity, faith, and personhood”? The challenge of meeting that standard inspires us each day.
The world is better because of the presence of 5,206 lives among us this fall at Samford University.