Published on June 3, 2019
While in Winston-Salem, I connected with several recent Samford graduates to learn of their experiences following graduation. Some of them are natives of North Carolina who have returned home for life and work and others are transplants to the region—but in every case I was impressed with the ways in which they are engaged in meaningful work and service. Driving home the day after the graduation ceremony, my thoughts were drawn again and again to the inspirational stories of our graduates. In a world of skepticism and turmoil, they offer hope.
The world is better because the “intellect, creativity, faith and personhood” of Samford graduates.
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.