We’re hosting another wave of new students and family members this morning for orientation. In a few minutes I’ll have the honor of speaking to them in the Wright Center, welcoming them to the next chapter of their lives. In my years at Samford, as I’ve asked hundreds—perhaps thousands—of students why they were drawn to this place, perhaps the most common reply is that “it felt right to me.” That’s shorthand, I think, for reasons that are probably too numerous to mention, but it is impossible for most of us to separate a “right feeling” about a place from the people we encounter there. Samford feels right for so many students and families because of the quality of our people.
The world is better because of the people—students, alumni, friends, and employees—of Samford.