Published on May 13, 2019  

Our senior students in Interior Design have worked to create a solution for a church community in the Dominican Republic.  Located in Santo Domingo, the project will become both home and education center for pregnant teenage girls.  In evaluating the work, a panel of professional designers had glowing words of commendation for the project, its professional quality, the care in understanding the needs of a different culture, and the potential impact of this facility.  For me, it is moving to see our students already changing the world and sharing Christ through real and powerful means; it is a small glimpse into the difference they are about to make through professional lives undergirded and infused by faith.  Through this project, Samford students have engaged the church community of a neighboring nation to offer hope and a new beginning to those who stand at the threshold of life decisions.  The project plan is inspiring, personal, responsible, and innovative.  I look forward to the day we can visit this facility in operation and meet those whose lives have been changed by the thoughtful design of Samford students.

The world is better because of the innovative, caring work of Samford students and faculty.

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.