78-year-old Samford graduate featured on ‘Today Show’

October 02 2021 06:00 pm

Vivian Cunningham, 78, appeared on NBC’s Today show to celebrate her recent graduation from Samford University and receive some exciting news.

Cunningham, a Birmingham resident, earned her bachelor’s in Liberal Studies from Samford this May after a six-year pursuit of higher education.

To honor her accomplishments, Samford has created the Vivian Cunningham Leadership Scholarship intended to help other students who exhibit characteristics of leadership, determination and perseverance pursue their dreams of a college education.

The scholarship was announced on NBC’s Today Show on May 28 during a live segment with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager. During the same segment, Cunningham was also told that Samford will pay for her tuition and fees to earn her master’s degree once she applies and is accepted into one of the university’s master’s programs.

If people are interested in donating to the scholarship in her honor, click here.

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