Lauren Sharpe received her Samford diploma in May, and then she headed to Washington, D.C. for a Tim Robinson Fellowship with The Washington Post, coordinated through our Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.  In her blog last April, she counted down the days to graduation, reflecting in dozens of ways about all the things she would miss about her college experiences.  Among her entries, Lauren wrote: "It's really hard to believe my time in the JMC department is almost entirely over, and I don't have any classes in the department right now, so it pretty much is. I will forever be grateful for the department and the discipline, and I know that what I've learned at Samford and the people I met will be more than present in my work in the journalism industry. I'm thankful for the resume-building and the relationships." The world is better because Samford faculty members invest themselves in the lives of their students, launching an endless reinvestment across time and place.