Dr. Ryan Galloway serves within our Department of Communications Studies as assistant professor. He also directs our outstanding debate team, through which our students have earned many regional and national honors. His website states that he considers himself to be an “excellent Ms. Pac-Man player,” but his talents far surpass video games. This week, Ryan and his colleagues throughout Birmingham are hosting the tournament for the National Forensics League, the premier organization for high school speech and debate. As of yesterday afternoon, more than 5100 participants had registered for the meeting. This talented group of students assembled on the Samford campus last night. Given Ryan’s credentials and recruitment savvy, I suspect that more than a handful of the students will be back in Birmingham soon... as Samford students.

The world is better because of our many faculty members who go the second mile.

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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.