South Africa

Living Way Summer Service Practicum 2013

In July 2013, five Samford students finalized the project begun in 2011 with Living Way microenterprise center in Cape Town. The team completed business curriculum for Living Way's agri-academy, a mentoring program for aspiring farmers. Students also met with peers at Stellenbosch University, as part of an ongoing series of conversations facilitated by the Mann Center and Stellenbosch's Frederick Van Zyl Slabbert Leadership Center.

Views from the top of Table MountainRobben Island PrisonViews from Lion's HeadCape PointBrittony, Tracy, Natalie, Rachel, and Clarissa with Azalea Hulbert
Brittony, Tracy, Natalie, Rachel, and Clarissa with Azalea HulbertBrittony, Tracy, Natalie, and Rachel with Azalea Hulbert and Samford VP Randy PittmanRachel and Tracy with Samford VP Randy Pittman

Living Way Summer Service Practicum 2012

In July 2012, five Samford students continued the work begun in 2011 at the Living Way microenterprise center in Cape Town. The 2012 practicum was a collaboration between the Mann Center and Samford's Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement. The team, which included both graduate and undergraduate students, worked with Living Way's agri-academy, a mentoring program for aspiring farmers, to develop a basic business curriculum.

Emily, Tracy, Mallory, Lindsey, and Madelie with Dr. John KnappEmily, Madelie, and Lindsey in South AfricaLindsey, Madelie, Tracy, Mallory, and Emily with Janna Pennington from Samford's Office of Student Leadership and Community EngagementA student in Living Way's agri-academy during a classroom sessionMadelie and Emily with a student in agricultural tunnels used for Living Way's agri-academy
Tracy, Emily, Madelie, Mallory, and Lindsey visit Stellenbosch UniversitySouth AfricaSouth AfricaMallory works on lesson plans with agri-academy instructor Alan in the Living Way officesMallory learns from a student in Living Way's agri-academy
Madelie, Emily, Lindsey and Tracy in the agricultural tunnels used for Living Way's agri-academyThe Samford team learns from students in Living Way's agri-academy

Living Way Summer Service Practicum 2011

In July and August 2011, three Samford undergraduate students participated in a service practicum at the Living Way microenterprise center in Cape Town. Senior Kley Sippel said of his experience, "Consulting with Living Way in South Africa was a capstone experience for my business education. It allowed me to take skills learned in other internships and apply them on an international level, and, as the team leader, a management level. The trip expanded my network internationally, increased my cultural literacy, and provided an opportunity for undergraduate research – all fulfilling goals of mine since freshman year and better equipping me for graduation."

Thomas, Mallory, and Kley in South AfricaMallory in South AfricaMallory and Kley in South AfricaMallory in South Africa

Jan Term 2010

The Mann Center is partnering with Stellenbosch University and its newly established Frederick Van Zyl Slabbert Leadership Center to create programs on both continents in Leadership for Social Change. Located in South Africa’s Western Cape area, Stellenbosch is one of Africa’s most prestigious universities. A course for Samford students was taught at Stellenbosch in January 2010, and continued collaborations through platforms like video-conferencing are ongoing with students at both universities.

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Contacts

Drayton Nabers, Jr.

Director

205.726.4362

dnabers@samford.edu

Brooks Hall, 227A


Mitzi Lafferty

Administrative Assistant

205.726.4366

mlaffert@samford.edu

Brooks Hall, 227

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 The Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership emphasizes the indispensable connection between ethics and good leadership in business, government, social services and the classic professions. Much of the center’s work is at this vital nexus of ethics and leadership. 

Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership
800 Lakeshore Drive
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205-726-4634 or Azalea Hulbert, Program Manager