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.