Published on November 12, 2018  

Here’s P. J.’s commentary from an encounter a few weeks ago:

Flying back home from a trip, my wife (Beth) and I are standing in line waiting to board our flight to Atlanta.  We are discussing travel-related things and a pilot who is in line in front of us turns around and engages us in pleasant discussion.  One thing leads to the other, and he tells us he’s based in Atlanta.  He asks where we are from, and we respond, “Birmingham.”  The gentleman then says, “Oh, my son attends Samford.”  I then told him I worked at Samford.  His face immediately lit up.  We engaged in a five-minute conversation regarding Samford, the wonderful community, beautiful campus, excellent academic rigor, but most importantly, how good he felt about sending his son to Samford.

The world is better because Samford people make possible so many great stories.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized 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 2nd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance names Samford 34th among private universities for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,729 students from 47 states and 30 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.