From Dean David Chapman of the Howard College of Arts and Sciences: 

"Dr. John Sampey, Jr. was a professor of Chemistry at Howard College in the 1920s and 30s.  One of his pupils, Dr. Hugh Linder, was so impressed by Sampey’s teaching that in 1985, some 60 years after he studied under Dr. Sampey, he left a substantial gift to endow a professorship in Dr. Sampey’s name.  That fund continued to grow, and this year we announced the first holder of the Sampey Research Professor:  Dr. Andrew Lampkins.   The Sampey Research Professor is the first to be established in our College in over 40 years.  It will strengthen our reputation as an academic institution and help us recruit outstanding Chemistry professors to our university.  It will provide direct benefits to our students who are involved in undergraduate research.  And it will serve as a lasting reminder of the impact a professor had on the life of one of his students." 

The world is better because of the influence of generations of Samford faculty members. 


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.