A middle-aged man (everyone between 30 and 90 falls roughly into that category for me these days) stopped me after an event a few days ago.  He didn’t tell me his name and, after he spoke a few words, he moved away as another person stepped up to have a word with me.  The anonymous person said this:  “I want you to know how much those of us in the community appreciate the work that your people do outside the campus.  We are glad that Samford is here.”  A strong affirmation from a new and unknown friend. 

The world is better because of Samford. 

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.