Published on January 30, 2017  

We included a one-day stopover in Hong Kong, where we visited Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), long an exchange partner for Samford.  Our hosts greeted us by displaying old newspaper clippings and other memorabilia regarding Dr. Jerry Barrett, the long-time and influential Vice President for Academic Affairs and faculty member in chemistry at HKBU.  They explained to us that Dr. Barrett, who died in 2010, continues to be revered at the institution because of his faithful commitment to excellence.  

You won't be surprised to learn that Dr. Barrett was a Samford graduate.  

The world is better because of Samford graduates--like Dr. Barrett--who serve quietly and effectively in positions of influence across the globe.