Monday Mission, 9/03/2012
Chad Eggleston is a bright Samford graduate, currently serving as Special Assistant to the Provost and Assistant Professor of Religion at Huntingdon College in Montgomery. He wrote to me to describe this unexpected encounter with another Samford grad:
“The other day I found myself seated in the dining hall next to Adam Murphy, the assistant director of bands here at Huntingdon. Adam has been doing a very fine job with our marching band for a year and a half now, but for some reason I had not yet discovered that he was a fellow Samford alumnus. Once we made the connection we went on for sometime describing the pride we had in our alma mater, and we even realized that we were both members of the same fraternity. When we wrapped up our conversation I wanted to encourage him in his work, so I told him that Huntingdon was better for his presence. We shared a laugh over the way that phrase had seeped into our consciousness, but it is still true with a minor emendation. The world, including Huntingdon College, are better for Samford.”
The world is better because of Chad Eggleston and Adam Murphy (and the thousands of Samford graduates who have served in higher education throughout the past 170 years).
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 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 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.