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Samford in the News – Feb. 10-16, 2014

Posted by Philip Poole on 2014-02-17

A round-up of selected Samford University references in news outlets around the nation. It is compiled by the Office of Marketing and Communication from the university's media tracking service and may not be a comprehensive list. 

Alumnus Named Alabama's Solicitor General

Andrew Lynn Brasher, a 2002 Samford graduate, was named solicitor general for the state of Alabama in early February. The story of his selection by Attorney General Luther Strange drew significant coverage across the state and included information about his Samford undergraduate degree in international relations. "He is an outstanding legal scholar who conducts himself with utmost integrity and dedication to the rule of law," Strange said of Brasher. "He comes to this office with a distinguished background of excellence in legal and public service and we are fortunate to have him with us."

Dorsett's Faith Story Featured by Birmingham News

Beeson Divinity School professor Lyle Dorsett was featured in a Birmingham News / al.com story about the divinity school's spring convocation series. Relating the story of his conversion and faith journey, Dorsett said, "Everybody's faith journey is unique. God works with everybody in a unique way."

Carroll Discusses Changes in Local Law Firms

Cumberland School of Law Dean John L. Carroll Jr. was quoted in a Feb. 12 story distributed byal.com about significant personnel and organizational changes in some of Birmingham's major law firms. Like any business, the legal profession is going through adjustments, Carroll said. The successful firms are the ones that are looking forward and figuring out what areas they should target.

Mazzei Discusses Home Depot Jobs Announcement 

Brock School of Business faculty member Matthew Mazzei was featured in an interview aired several times on Birmingham's NBC affiliate. The story focused on Home Depot's plans to create thousands of new jobs nationwide. Mazzei said Home Depot's hiring spree could mean a spinoff of more jobs at other companies in that industry. "It looks like it's pretty typical in that particular industry," he said. "I think it's important that they hire the right people with great service because that's where they are adding value."

Weather, Local Band Continue to Garner Media Attention

Samford University's response to the winter storms across Alabama and the release of a new CD by Birmingham band, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, continued to generate regional and national media attention during the week of Feb. 10. The band includes two Samford graduates. Both stories had been reported in Samford in the News for Feb. 1-9.


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