Monday Mission, 8/9/10
From Hugh Floyd, the chair of our Department of Sociology:
This past spring Allison Breed was graduated with a major in sociology and in minor music/piano. She was an outstanding student academically graduating with 148 credits (completed in 4 years) and a 3.68 grade point average. She was a delight to be around; filled with enthusiasm and always busy working on non academics at Samford and in the Birmingham community. Over the past two years we have had numerous conversations about her post graduation plans. She persistently has sought to join the Peace Corps while I was encouraging her to think about graduate school or applying for a job that became available with a national level church organization in New York City as a social researcher. She continued her quest for the Peace Corps. Recently she received her appointment to the Corps and will be preparing to go to Azerbaijan to teach English in secondary school. I think that such a daunting task is fundamental to the needs of youth in emerging countries particularly the young women. Allison is a well prepared ambassador for Samford University in her contribution to the global community.
The world is better because Samford fosters academic, career, and ethical competency while encouraging social and civic responsibility.
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