When Carol Dean and her friends sent out a request to Samford employees for books for Mt. Meru University in Arusha, Tanzania, they had no idea that our people would respond with such generosity.  A few days ago, Carol and crew packed the books for shipment . . . all 660 of them!  (Carol carried about 200 books with her when she taught at Mt. Meru last summer.)  If I wanted to create a pun for the occasion, I guess I would say that this story speaks volumes about the compassion of our people.  (Sorry for the lapse.)  


The world is better because of Carol Dean and her generous friends.     


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.