Perhaps you missed the story last month, but 128 Samford employees with 1,430 years of cumulative service were honored at our annual awards luncheon. Of those honored this year, James Brown of our Department of History had the longest tenure . . . 40 years. As I travel across the country and around the world, visiting with Samford alumni, I often ask them to recount the members of the faculty and staff who most influenced them. Time and time again, I hear, “Dr. Brown,” “Dr. Brown was an incredible teacher,” “Dr. Brown’s storytelling powers are amazing,” “Dr. Brown could read the phone book and make it interesting,” “Dr. Brown caused me to fall in love with history.”
The world is better because of Jim Brown.