They seek to be helpful. Such was the case in an account relayed to me a few days ago from Brannon Denning, Associate Dean of Cumberland School of Law, in which one of our recent law grads encountered an unusual problem. Apparently the graduate asked for her diploma to be mailed to the home of her parents. Her parents have dogs. The dogs must be hungry because, according to the message Brannon received from the recent grad:
One of her parents’ dogs got hold of the diploma and chewed it up. You read that right: she sent me an email saying that the dog ate her diploma. She was wondering whether—given that it was a case of canine malfeasance and not negligence on her part—she might get a new diploma. I emailed Jay Flynn and he didn’t hesitate. Her new diploma is on the way. Samford is a special place because of folks like Jay!
The world is better because of Jay Flynn. And law grads. And dogs.