As we anticipate the arrival of a “new crop” this Thursday, Aaron Farrow in facilities services sent a message to me this weekend, including this quote:


“Over the years, I have helped what seems to be countless students move into their rooms and each year I have seen the expressions of joy on the faces of the parents turn to sadness as they tell their children goodbye.  For many, being from out of state, this is the first time they will be separated for an extended period of time.  I’ve seen both moms and dads attempt to keep their composure as they leave their child – but tears soon follow.  Do we really understand the trust we engender?”


The world is better because of the trust that is built at Samford.


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.