Published on April 11, 2016  

Institutional cultures don’t develop overnight.  They’re formed over the process of many years; in Samford’s case, almost 175 years.  Visitors to our campus often speak of their first impressions, and invariably they mention the kindness of the people they encounter.  (Yes, they also mention the green grass as they drive through the main gate.)  Dr. Jill Cunningham of our Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing forwarded to me a message that she received from a campus guest who caught us on a very good day:  “Samford really is unique.  From the staff at Einstein’s Bagels, to the groundskeeper I asked directions from, to the staff I spoke with in the graduate program, everyone was so helpful and friendly—just the ‘personal touch’ I am looking for.”

The world is better because kindness is cherished at Samford.