Three Samford graduates, Ted Ailing, Allan Davis, and Barry Large, with the ink on their diplomas barely dry, began a company in 2002 called Access America Transport.  With revenues now in excess of $350 million, their business was named by Forbes last week in the top ten of the“Nifty 50” of America’s most promising companies.

The world is better because Samford graduates are determined to apply the lessons they have learned.


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.