Samford University


June 28, 2010

Our Story

Judge Karon Bowdre, a Samford trustee, sent this story to me last week:

"On Saturday, June 12, the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, in conjunction with United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham, hosted its first mobile health clinic for people with disabilities.  The participants at the Moody Miracle League ball field received free screenings and referrals in the big white mobile clinic with the school's name and logo prominently displayed on its side. Dr. Anne Schmidt, medical director of UCP, met immediate primary health care needs of the participants.  In addition, nursing students and faculty provided education about nutrition, exercise and sun protection.  Dr. Gary Edwards, executive director of UCP, shared with me today his enthusiasm for this partnership between UCP and the Nursing School.  I share Dr. Edwards' enthusiasm for this partnership and hope that opportunities will continue to grow for UCP and Samford to work together to help people with disabilities live life without limits."

The world is better because of the outreach of the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing.

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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