Belltower, Harwell G. Davis Library
Samford University, a private Baptist University, has a special place in my heart. My mother was the Presidents' secretary for 30 plus years. It was Howard College when she went there and I spent many a summer day "helping" in the administrative offices and learning the switchboard. The campus moved from the East Lake location to Homewood in 1957 and became Samford University in 1965 . We lived in the Faculty Apartments and I was a "Samford Kid" as were my girls in later years. They skated a million miles across the campus as youngsters. Now I'm a Samford night student in their Samford After Sundown program taking photography and French classes. This is probably one of the most beautiful campuses you will ever visit. I hope to show you more in weeks to come. Today, the belltower of the Harwell G. Davis Library. Major Harwell Davis was the first president that my mother worked for and he was instrumental in moving Howard College to the new campus. On as sadder note, we all mourn the passing of Dr. Thomas Corts this week. Dr. Corts was the last president my mother had the privilege of working with. Dr. Corts was a leader locally, state wide and nationally. He will be greatly missed.