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.

About Samford UniversitySamford 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.