• From the President

    Andrew Westmoreland
    Dr. Andrew Westmoreland
    There are many great institutions of higher education, but there is only one Samford. Here a dedicated faculty and energetic students join to create a community of learning and faith like no other. The beauty of Samford’s campus is virtually matchless, but it pales in comparison to the quality of our people. From the classrooms and laboratories to the artistic stages and athletic venues, the minds and souls of Samford people make the real difference. Samford people bring the best, they are demanding and compassionate, they know the importance of engaging the world with a faith that calls them to serve. Each Monday, I share one of their incredible stories to illustrate how our people impact the world.
     

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  • March  23

    As I prepared to part company after dinner last week with one of our most distinguished graduates from the 1950s, he took my hand and said, “When we have the time I want to tell you about the impact of my Howard College—Samford—experience.”

    As I prepared to part company after dinner last week with one of our most distinguished graduates from the 1950s, he took my hand and said, “When we have the time I want to tell you about the impact of my Howard College—Samford—experience.”  With only a little encouragement, he then related a few of the details of his rural background and how his time with faculty at Howard College laid the foundation for his career.  “It began with Howard College,” he said.  In reality, given this person’s considerable strengths, I think that the raw material was already in place when he arrived on the campus, but I join him in acknowledging the transformational power of higher education.

    The world is better because we are engaged in meaningful, life-changing work.