Published on March 14, 2013 by Philip Poole  

By Bo Morris

The Samford University Alumni Association will host events during April in Cullman, Ala.; Memphis, Tenn.; Gadsden, Ala.; Washington, D.C.; and Montgomery, Ala.

Advance reservations are required for all events. Registration is available online.

"We are excited about reaching out to our alumni in cities across the Southeast in April," said David Goodwin, director of alumni programs, "and we look forward to traveling to Washington, D.C., a city that represents such an important part of the Samford family."

The cities, dates, times and locations are:

Cullman, April 2, 6 p.m. dinner, All-Steak Restaurant.

Memphis, April 9, 6 p.m. dinner, Ridgeway Country Club.

Gadsden, April 18, 6:30 p.m. reception, home of Samford trustee Ronnie Watkins and his wife, Lynn.

Washington, April 22, 7 p.m. reception, Capital Hilton Hotel.

Montgomery, April 30, 6 p.m. dinner, Montgomery Country Club.

The Alumni Association will also host an African-American luncheon for alumni and friends of the university. The African-American luncheon will be April 18 at The Club in Birmingham at 12 p.m. This is the fifth year the Alumni Association has held the luncheon, an event that Goodwin noted is important for the university.

"We know that a more diverse campus will make for a better campus," Goodwin said. "There is room for increased participation from our African-American alumni and we hope this event can be a starting point."

Bo Morris is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Office of Marketing and Communication.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.