Published on April 18, 2016  

Last Saturday morning, 824 students (and a few eager Samford employees) climbed out of bed early to gather at Seibert Stadium before departing throughout Birmingham for "Samford Gives Back," sponsored by our Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership. Working with 33 charities, they gave almost 3,300 hours in service.  As icing on the cake, a group of Samford alums joined the effort.  The day was a living example of the challenge of Christ to love our neighbors.

The world is better because Samford people understanding that life is empty without serving others.

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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.