Published on December 17, 2018
It was the father of one of our soon-to-be graduates from the Brock School of Business, leaning over the railing. “I’ve been following you down the court, hoping to catch you,” he said. And then he expressed, in a strong voice but with eyes that were melting, his appreciation for all that his son received here. He concluded with a phrase that I hear so often: “The investment was worth it.” So this morning our story once again turns to the faculty, staff, students, trustees, alumni, parents, friends—and above all, to God—for creating and sustaining a university that is worthy of continued investment.
The world is better because of the abundant joy that is found, nurtured and shared at Samford.
About Samford University—Samford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.