Indeed, her family members inspire us during these days as the love of Christ is transparent in their interactions with those who would console and seek to be consoled. Trevelyn’s creativity, intellect and kindness drew the campus to her. In a brief memorial service in Reid Chapel last night, Larry Thompson, the gentle giant from our School of the Arts, spoke with eloquence when he began his remarks by saying, “I don’t have any kids, so my students are family. I lost a child this weekend.” In a time not too distant, we will see her again.

Rest in peace, Trevelyn.  The world is better because you lived among us for 19 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 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.