Several years ago, her daughter was enrolled here as an undergraduate. On a summer day, the family lost a daughter, the younger sister of the Samford student. The mother stood yesterday in the foyer of the church, years after the tragic event, relating to me the specific ways in which members of the Samford faculty and staff consoled their daughter and their entire family. “I will never forget their kindness,” she said.   

The world is better because Samford people seek to mend broken spirits.

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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.