Over the weekend I read a message from the father of one of our student-athletes, offering words of appreciation for several Samford employees who have been of particular help in fostering his son’s academic and personal development. One line in the message stood out: “Ms. Christina pulls no punches.” He was speaking of Christina Harris, our Football Academic Coordinator. What the father meant, I think, is that nurturing is not always a soft concept. When we nurture our students, we sometimes tell them things that they don’t necessarily want to hear, but that we know are in their best interest. Christina Harris demonstrates her commitment to the lives of her students by pulling no punches.
The world is better because of Christina Harris.