At a meeting of the Samford Board of Trustees last week, two of our students shared their testimonies of the ways in which their collegiate experience is helping them to reach their goals. As the students concluded their remarks, John Pittman, a member of the board since 1953, stood in quiet dignity to give his own assessment of the ways that Samford has strengthened his life across seven decades. None would argue with Mr. Pittman, but the thought throughout the room that night was . . . John Pittman has offered far more to Samford than the institution could ever give to him.
The world is better because of John Pittman.