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. 
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.