This past Saturday, as the temperature dropped and light rain began to fall, we sat in the comfort of the Wright Center to confer 227 degrees on our most recent collection of graduates. They came to us from points across Alabama and around the globe. Many of them endured the loss of family members and financial hardships during their time with us. They became competent in their chosen fields of study. They were taught by gifted and caring members of our faculty. They made friendships during moments of celebration and moments of grief. They gained a vision for how they may be used by God to be agents of change for a world in need. By 11 a.m. Saturday morning, these women and men became the living embodiment of our mission.

The world is better because of Samford graduates.

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.