Published on February 16, 2015  

Step Sing weekend affords opportunities for many of us to reconnect with alumni and friends who visit the campus to attend one of the performances.  The alum with the longest journey to Homewood this year was probably Meredith Toering, a 2013 graduate currently working with Morning Star Foundation in Beijing, China.  The primary mission for Morning Star is to care for orphaned, abandoned, or needy children with heart disease.  Gifts raised by Step Sing participants enabled Meredith to return to Beijing with $10,863, enough to provide surgery for one of the children in her care.  For more information about Morning Star, visit

The world is better because of Meredith Toering and the Samford students who helped to save a life.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.