Monday Mission, March 2, 2015
In a conversation over coffee last Friday morning, one of our distinguished alums, now retired, mused about his education at Samford. He was exuberant about Samford’s past, present, and future—but he reserved his highest praise for the core curriculum and general education. Assailed throughout much of the marketplace today as irrelevant and burdensome, it was these courses which, throughout a successful career, still brought a gleam to the eyes of the man sitting across the table from me. Like many of us who tended to take our general education courses for granted, he now understands that they were the elements which helped him to see across continents and lives to find understanding and hope.
The world is better because of those who labor (and learn) in the vineyard of the core curriculum and general education.
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 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 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.