Marlene Rikard wrote to me a few days ago with this story:


I was at the annual meeting of the Alabama Historical Association this spring and a colleague from another university told me her 10th grader had Samford on his list of prospective colleges.  They had visited the campus but it was during spring break when the campus was almost deserted.  Seeking a campus map, they went to the campus security office and were greeted by an officer who expressed his regret that they were here when nothing was open.  He sang the praises of the university and invited them to come back when they could visit the cafeteria and find out how good the food is!  My friend was very impressed by the friendliness of a security officer.


The world is better because we treat our guests with respect.

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.