160 Years of Samford University: For God, For Learning, Forever

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Samford University, established in 1841 as Howard College, is a treasured institution of higher learning in Alabama, consistently ranked among the best regional universities in the nation. Well known for the quality of education it offers and for its stunning Georgian-Colonial campus, Samford boasts a long and fascinating history, illuminated here in acollection of vintage photographs. With images ranging from informal to formal, routine to remarkable, tragic to hilarious, this engaging retrospective delves into the heart of the school's heritage—its people. The aspirations of all who have called Samford home and those who have supported its mission come to life in snapshot memories of centuries past. Highlights of the book include extensive coverage of the East Lake campus years; the first experiment in coeducation; the earliest known photographs of the Marion campus;the infamous "liberation" of a rival college's mascot; the courage of student journalists in the 1970s; the story of Harry, the slave who gave his life saving students; and Samford University's latest educational innovations and architectural marvels. Rarely seen photographs from the university's Special Collection department, supplemented by informative, entertaining captions, offer Samford students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends a chance to relive some of the most memorable moments in the school's history.
ISBN: 9780738513539
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Alabama
Series: Campus History
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Sean Flynt is a fourth-generation Samford alumnus whose experience includes work with state and national non-profit organizations, writing, photography, and international teaching. Both he and his wife, Shannon Rogers Flynt, came home to their alma mater in 2000—she as university faculty, he as a writer. In 160 Years of Samford University: For God, For Learning, Forever, Flynt has compiled an unforgettable tribute to a distinguished institution.
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