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.

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.