Published on October 24, 2016  

Mr. and Mrs. Russell have been extraordinarily generous in supporting charitable work across our state, including Children’s Harbor, which offers significant services for children with serious illnesses and their families.  During the event, Dr. Myrle Grate introduced himself to us.  Dr. Grate is the Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Harbor, where he works each day to serve these families.  In introducing himself to us, he was quick to let us know that he is a Samford graduate.       

The world is better because of the faithful service of Dr. Myrle Grate and thousands of other Samford graduates.


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.