Published on October 14, 2013 by Katie Stripling  
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Samford University's Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing honored 17 alumni at its annual Courage to Care awards gala Friday, Oct. 11. The honorees, including Living Legacy award recipient Frances Mellett Robinson, were cited for their adherence to the maxims of the school's namesake, the late Ida V. Moffett.

"In Alabama, Ida V. Moffett is synonymous with service and compassionate nursing care," said nursing school dean Nena F. Sanders in reference to the late nursing educator's oft-quoted belief that "It takes courage to care, to open the heart and act with sympathy and compassion."

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.