When one of our international students arrived in Birmingham, he spent his first evening in a local hotel.  Unaware of the distance from the hotel to the campus, he set out on foot, carrying his belongings, making slow progress along Lakeshore Drive.  (On this November morning, do you remember the heat of August?)  A Samford alumnus, Matt Leach (Biochem 2005, Pharmacy 2008), pulled over to offer our young friend a ride.  Matt and his wife, Amanda, learned the student's story, so they made a special trip to a local store, purchasing for him what he would need to get him settled in his room.   


The world is better because of Matt and Amanda Leach.    


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.