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.        





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.