Thursday, January 18, 2018

Throwback Thursday - Name Change From Howard to Samford

Image courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection.

Howard College achieved university status in January of 1965 and, in an effort to avoid confusion with Howard University in Washington, D.C., re-named itself Samford University in honor of insurance executive and longtime trustee Frank Park Samford, Sr.

This week's "Throwback Thursday" image shows students Buddy Huey, Bill Pendergrass, Doug Gardner and Murray Howard installing a new Samford decal on a car's rear window.

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