Sixty-seven sixth graders enrolled last week. The story leaves out the fact that the school is the brainchild of two Samford alums, Ted and Kelly Alling, and that the purpose of the school is to help break the cycle of poverty among families in the Chattanooga area. In an interview that was published as the school was envisioned, Kelly said, “We want to take care of the whole person.” Ted and Kelly are living out the full extent of the Samford mission.
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The world is better because of Ted and Kelly Alling.
The mission of Samford University is to nurture persons in their development of intellect, creativity, faith, and personhood. As a Christian university, the community fosters academic, career, and ethical competency while encouraging social and civic responsibility, and service to others.