Samford University


March 9, 2009

Our Story

Holly Jaye received her degree from Samford last year, completing her studies in the Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies.  She teaches fifth-graders at McAdory Elementary School in Jefferson County.  A few days ago, she was notified of her selection as a Scholastic Book Club Teacher Advisor for 2009, one of only 15 teachers across the United States designated for this honor.  Holly is one of only two first-year teachers named to the panel.   


The world is better because of Holly Jaye and our outstanding graduates from the School of Education and Professional Studies. 



Our Mission

The mission of Samford University is to nurture persons in their development of intellect, creativity, faith, and personhood. As a Christian university, the community fosters academic, career, and ethical competency while encouraging social and civic responsibility, and service to others.

Our Core Values

The Samford community values lifelong:

  • belief in God, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
  • engagement with the life and teachings of Jesus.
  • learning and responsible freedom of inquiry.
  • personal empowerment, accountability, and responsibility.
  • vocational success and civic engagement.
  • spiritual growth and cultivation of physical well-being.
  • integrity, honesty, and justice.
  • appreciation for diverse cultures and convictions.
  • stewardship of all resources.
  • service to God, to family, to one another, and to the community.

Our Vision

Anchored in Christian understanding, Samford University will be a diverse community, stressing vigorous learning and personal faith, in the Baptist tradition. Within that commonality, the Community will be innovative in teaching, learning and research; sensitive to global issues; aggressive in self-assessment and continuous improvement. Faithful to its mission, Samford will be known and acknowledged worldwide by holding to its core values. The world will be better for it.

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