Published on July 20, 2020  

Here’s one sentence from a message I received this weekend from a Samford parent, with sentiment expressed to each member of our faculty and staff:  “You are loved and appreciated far more than you know.”

And alongside these words from a parent, take note this morning of Ecclesiastes 8:15:  “So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad.  Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.”

In these days of elusive answers to enigmatic questions, to be still for a moment, to recognize friendships and to contemplate simple joys . . . we find the tranquility and resolve to take the next step.

The world is better because of friendships we find through association with Samford.

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.