Monday Mission, 11/9/09
Clayton McWhorter, who provided a cornerstone gift several years ago for the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, was honored last week in Nashville with that city's Humanitarian Award. As a sign of support for this distinguished Samford graduate, several of us from the campus attended the luncheon and ceremony. One of the speakers, a person who received vital financial aid from a scholarship fund endowed by Mr. McWhorter, said, "Mr. McWhorter, you saved my life." Indeed, lives are changed--often saved--each day because of the selfless acts of men and women like Clayton McWhorter.
The world is better because of the generous spirit of Samford alumni and 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 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.