Published on April 24, 2017  

We've visited Yantai, Xi'an and Wuhan so far and we'll conclude the trip in Beijing later this week.  As I've said so often, Samford graduates are everywhere.  One of those outstanding grads, Lin Liu, met us in Yantai and will assist us when we arrive in Beijing.  Lin studied German and political science at Samford, and she's putting her education to good use in the creation of her own company.  When I asked her a few days ago to tell me the person who most influenced her at Samford, she responded with several names, but one stood out:  Dr. Angela Ferguson.  "I wanted to be Dr. Ferguson," said Lin.

The world is better because of Lin Liu and Angela Ferguson.

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