Commencement is one of the high moments
for an academic institution, as students complete their studies and
venture forth to be leaders in their professions and communities.
Samford University celebrated another high moment December 13 as
Samford president Thomas E. Corts and provost J. Bradley Creed conferred
about 240 undergraduate and graduate degrees. The weekend was a time
for celebration that included pinning ceremonies for nursing graduates,
hooding ceremonies for professional program graduates and a reception
for families and friends of graduates, in addition to the traditional
commencement exercises in the Leslie S. Wright Center on the Samford
Paul R. Corts, assistant U.S. attorney general, was commencement
speaker. Prayers were offered by Stephen Ruble, associate professor,
Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies,
and Killian Manning, professor, Howard College of Arts and Sciences.