From Philip Poole, executive director of marketing and communications:

"For the last 10 Christmases,Samford has been a partner with Habitat for Humanity and Birmingham's ABC 33/40 to provide a 'home for the holidays' for a deserving family.  Aside from Habitat and ABC 33/40, Samford is the only corporate sponsor who has participated all 10 years.  Larry Davenport, Libby Hamby and Morgan Ponder are employees who have participated since the beginning of the program. This past Saturday, about 90 Samford students, employees and alumni spent the day working on houses for the Boyd and Kimbell families in this year's effort, which is a record one-day response for us.  We had folks installing windows, doing siding, roofing, installing decks and doing a variety of other projects."

The world is better because Samford values social and civic responsibility.

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.