Samford University


April 30, 2012

Our Story

You may recall a “Monday Mission” from last fall in which I highlighted the comments of a young lady who is an intern in the McWhorter School of Pharmacy from the Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School. In addition to the position in McWhorter, we’ve also been pleased this year to host interns in the Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies, the Brock School of Business, and the University Library.  Last month, at an event honoring the life-changing work of the school, Samford was named the “New Sponsor of the Year” for 2012, to the applause of guests from throughout Birmingham.

 The world is better because of Samford’s service to God, to family, to one another, and to the community.


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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