Published on February 23, 2015  

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.



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.