Published on January 29, 2018  

Many across the campus (and around the world) are mourning the loss.  Rarely have I known a person as even-tempered, as competent and as selfless as Bruce Atkinson.  I’m uncertain of who wrote this sentiment passed along to me by Emily Hynds, but it comes close to a summary of this dear colleague. 

“Bruce was endlessly kind and generous.  He had limitless patience and understanding.  He smiled easily and was always upbeat.  He experienced life with a boyish sense of wonder.”

The world is better because of Bruce Atkinson.

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.