Published on October 7, 2019  

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.

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.