Dr. Jane Cobia, Associate Professor in our Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education, sent this reflection from one of our students in that school’s doctoral program:

 “I have faced many obstacles in my life, but have been blessed with a strong determination to overcome these obstacles in an effort to achieve my goals.  My life story consists of many disadvantages and setbacks, such as being raised in an impoverished, single-parent household and being the oldest of four children.  I was never a stranger to hunger, cold, or any other unfortunate circumstance that the under privileged experience.  I was however, steadfast with the idea that that would not always be my life and I saw that education was a way out, leading me to cling to it with all of the determination and fight I had in me.  As a result, I am looking forward to being a candidate for a doctoral degree who beat the odds.”

 The world is better because Samford nurtures individuals in “their development of intellect, creativity, faith, and personhood.”

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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.