Monday Mission, 11/16/09
I received this message last week, with the headline, "Great Day, Even for a Visitor" . . .
"Saturday, November 7, 2009 was my first visit to Samford University. I was hoping that my Georgia Southern Eagles would beat your Bulldogs but it was obvious to me that the better team won. Despite my disappointment, I wanted to take a moment to let you know how much I enjoyed my time on your beautiful campus. I have been to almost every Southern Conference campus and I can tell you that none have been as impressive as Samford’s. Not only do you have a beautiful campus, the thing that I will remember the most is how friendly everyone associated with Samford was to my son and me. I could sense in my spirit that this was indeed a Christian campus. Not Christian in name only but more importantly Christian as expressed through your people. I commend you and all of the fine Samford folks and thank you for a wonderful experience, even for a visitor of an opposing and defeated foe."
The world is better because of the generous spirit of our people.
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 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 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.