Emily Hynds, a faculty member in our Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, lost her grandfather a few days ago. He was a retired faculty member at Clemson. She wears his academic robe and hat at commencement ceremonies, which will mean that the processional in December will be especially poignant for her.
Emily told me last week that two of her students were in her office when she received word of her grandfather's passing. A few days later, she received a beautiful flower arrangement with words of strong affirmation from "her math majors and minors." "I have never been so touched by a group of students," Emily said.
The world is better because of Samford's unique bond between students and faculty.