In my first months at Samford, a student—a freshman—stopped me on the campus to relate a brief story.  She said that a few days following her first exam in one of her courses, she received a telephone call from the professor in the course.  The professor told her that he had graded her exam, that he knew of her strong academic record in high school, and that he was certain she would be a bit disappointed in her grade on the exam.  However, the professor concluded, there was plenty of time remaining in the semester for her to reach her goals for the class.  He offered suggestions for preparing for future exams.  She said, “That’s one of the great things about Samford.” 

 

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