This e-mail message arrived in my inbox on Friday afternoon . . .

“My daughter is an incoming freshman at Samford this year. My wife and I were very pleased at her choice of schools, and the experience we had on move in day strongly reinforced her decision. I must say, after having two other daughters move in to other colleges, the program at Samford is in a class by itself. The students who helped unload the car and take the contents to her room could not have been more friendly and welcoming. In addition, several people stopped by her room to make sure everything was in good shape and asked how they could help! I was amazed and very impressed with the entire experience.”

The world is better because of the welcoming spirit of our students, faculty, and staff.