College Week: Samford University

25 08 2010

It’s no secret we love Birmingham. So while I happily enjoyed my own college experience, I practically spent half of it at Samford University. You see, my best friend attended college at Samford and I drove to the Ham as many weekends as I could spare.

Samford was founded in Marion in 1841 by Alabama Baptists and moved to its current location in Birmingham 46 years later. It is Alabama’s largest private university, but while students come from all over the country and internationally, the student body is over 70% from the South. Chances are, you might know someone who attended Samford, and if there’s not a Bulldog in your life, no doubt we’re all familiar with perhaps its most famous graduate — Bobby Bowden. Or perhaps you Floridians might now recognize your governor Charlie Crist is a graduate of Samford’s Cumberland School of Law.

While Samford boasts outstanding academic and athletic credentials, I suspect the campus is one of the largest draws for prospective students. The impeccably landscaped lawns and Georgian architecture make for one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. Next time you’re in Birmingham, make a point to stop and take a stroll around campus if you haven’t already.

Samford is one of the South’s best institutes of higher education. It holds a special place in my heart and a special place in the South.

I love this picture of husband sitting with Mr. Beeson on Samford's campus.

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19 12 2010
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[…] University — This campus is one of the most beautiful campuses in the South. If you have some extra time in the city, it’s worth a walk around to look at the […]

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