Monday Mission, September 21, 2015
Among the many great elements of Susan Doyle’s planning for Family Weekend was her inclusion of classes for parents, taught on Friday afternoon by several members of our faculty. Topics ranged from “the reliability of eyewitness testimony” to “how Plato can save your life,” with “betterocracy” thrown in for good measure. The brief sessions highlighted for parents the ways in which our faculty members regularly engage students in courses across all disciplines. I heard many positive remarks about the classes on Friday and Saturday, usually with this parting comment: “we wish that we were enrolled at Samford!”
The world is better because of the Samford faculty...and because of the support of Samford parents for the educational experiences of their students.
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.