Samford University


February 8, 2010

Our Story

David Foreman, a member of our faculty in the Department of Math and Computer Science, passed along the news last week that Zac Epperson, a junior math major and Air Force ROTC cadet, is one of 95 cadets from across the United States invited to participate in the Advanced Course in Engineering (ACE) Cyber Security Boot Camp during the summer of 2010.  This ACE is described as “an elite program for developing cyber officers.”  The cadets will receive education in Information Operations Fundamentals, Network Defense, Cryptography, Computer Security, and Digital Forensics, among other current topics.  As well, each cadet will work on research problems in the areas of cyber operations, signal intelligence, and information processing, mentoring with the leading experts of the Air Force.

The world is better because of Zac Epperson.

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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