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. 

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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.