Published on September 9, 2019
She progressed through a variety of roles, eventually becoming the head cashier for the Caf. Along with way, she became “Ms. Dot,” one of the most familiar faces at Samford. Ms. Dot managed her responsibilities well, welcoming hundreds of thousands of diners—and shushing occasional students away who offered a “dog ate my meal card” excuse while attempting to gain access. Ms. Dot’s retirement was announced last week. I miss her—and I’m grateful for her service.
The world is better because Dorothy Jean Adams.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized 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 2nd nationally for student engagement and US News & World Report ranks Samford 86th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,729 students from 47 states and 30 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 1st nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.