The Samford Parents Association is made up of parents and family members dedicated to seeing our sons and daughters thrive at Samford University.
Though we are from different corners of the world, we are all now part of the Samford family and have in common this place that you will come to love and appreciate more and more.
We also have in common the way we have been deeply involved in supporting and nurturing our sons and daughters over the last 18-plus years. While this won’t change during their college years, it will take on a new look as Samford partners with us to continue shaping and molding them into who God has called them to be.
Partnerships work best when each partner supports and encourages the other, working toward a common goal. The Samford Parents Association is one of the strongest, most vital partnerships Samford has. Our mission is to support and encourage the university, our students and Samford families in very intentional ways. We are so glad you are now becoming a part of this partnership.
There are many ways you can get involved and contribute to the work of the Samford Parents Association, but first you should know some of the things you can expect. The association helps provide resources you will find valuable as you advise your student in the college experience—resources such as the Samford parent portal, webinars and videos. The association helps fund Family Weekend in the fall and local events for parents throughout the year. It also does simple, yet meaningful, things for our students such as encourage them with a make-your-own trail mix bar during exam week.
We hope you will begin your partnership by finding your place within the Samford Parents Association—identifying the type of membership and involvement best suited for your household. Our sons and daughters and the many students who will come long after them will benefit from our combined efforts. You can count on it.
Larry and Merryanne Welch
Samford Parents Association Co-Chairmen