Sometimes the Samford story is told in awards won at academic competitions, or victories on athletic fields, or accomplishments of our faculty, or the triumphs of our alumni . . . and sometimes the story is told in one simple act, as related to me last week by one of our students ,Rebecca Glenn:

“Tuesday night I was up in the computer lab in the education building working on a group project.  I accidentally left my flash drive in the computer.  I didn't realize it until the next day, so Wednesday afternoon I went back up there to get it, and it was gone.  Needless to say, I panicked!  My entire college career is on this flash drive.  I immediately began asking faculty members if anyone had turned it in.  Unfortunately no one had, but everyone was very concerned.  Dr. Haralson went with me to ask a couple of other faculty members about it, as well as suggesting other places I could look, such as the HUB and public safety.  When I went downstairs and asked Leslie Mann, the graduate secretary, she immediately began making a flyer to hang up around the building, as well as emailing other faculty members in the building to ask if any of them had found it or had it turned in to them.  By the time I got back from the HUB she already had the flyer printed and hung up around the building. Fortunately, my flash drive was found by a faculty member who returned it to me the following day.  However, the concern of the staff and their immediate response of help deeply touched me.  It just goes to show how much the faculty and staff at Samford care about their students.”

The world is better because Samford people take the extratime to offer help to a neighbor.