Published on September 26, 2016  

Tom Woolley and I will be on hand to receive the award. The Washington Center now serves as home base for our students who wish to gain valuable experience in DC as they contemplate career options. Later today I'll visit with Austin Ferrer, a Samford senior, at his work assignment on Capitol Hill. If Austin chooses a career in DC, he will add his name to a long list of distinguished Samford graduates who are currently involved in providing service to the country and shaping public policy.

The world is better because of the influence of Samford graduates in places of power.

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.