While most Samford employees have been away for the past week, enjoying time with family and friends, the members of our public safety staff have remained on campus, making regular rounds, securing our facilities, responding to routine requests . . . and recruiting prospective students.  I received this text message during the break from Beck Taylor, former dean of our Brock School of Business and current president of Whitworth University:  "Just drove through your beautiful campus.  I have a Monday Mission for you.  Officer Powell greeted us at the west entrance and when we identified ourselves as visitors he promptly fetched admissions material, saying, 'You look like you might have high school aged children.  We would love for them to consider Samford.'  I was blown away!" 


The world is better because of Sam Powell and those who serve each day in public safety. 


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.