In a front-page story in today’s edition of The Birmingham News, Dr. Pattie Neill of our Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies admits that she knew she wanted to be a teacher when she helped a classmate learn vocabulary words.  She was six years old.  Since those early days, Dr. Neill’s career has encompassed virtually every aspect of public school education, and for the next six months she will be the interim superintendent for the Trussville schools.  Best wishes to her as she undertakes this important assignment.

The world is better because Samford encourages social and civic responsibility . . . and service to others. 

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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.