Winter 2000
Vol. 17 No. 4
Publication Number:
USPS 244-800

Seasons Staff
William Nunnelley
Mary Wimberley
Associate Editor
Jack Brymer
Contributing Writer
Scott Camp
Multimedia Graphic Designer
Donna Fitch
Web Designer & Editor
Janica York
Editorial Assistant
Caroline Baird

Samford University
Alumni Association
Officers 2000-01

Paula Hovater '69
Rod Hovater '67

Bennie Bumpers '63
Vice President

Cyndi Stephenson '85
Vice President

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Winter 2000

National Model of Excellence
Samford's Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies won the U.S. Department of Education's first National Award for Effective Teacher Preparation. Secretary of Education Richard Riley called the four winning schools "national models of excellence that other colleges and universities can look to as they seek to transform their own institutions."

Soldier and Soldat
Samford senior Betsy Richardson mastered the German language and culture to piece together the story of her grandfather's struggles-and those of her German fiancé's grandfathers-during World War II.

Studying Guide-by-Your-Side
PBL 2000, Samford's international conference on Problem-Based Learning, takes an in-depth look at the teaching technique, which downplays the traditional lecture in favor of a guide-by-your-side approach.

Love Those Statistics!
Samford business professor Tom Woolley makes statistics come alive for students who tend to dread the subject. His ability to turn students on to a subject many view as dry helped make him Alabama's Carnegie Professor of the Year.

These Were Close, Too
Few presidential elections have been close, and few have been as close as the 2000 contest. But a few have, and a couple have been even closer.

Willingness to Change Made Education School Most Effective

Faculty Compendium

Watching for Patent Expiration Dates Can Save Consumers on Prescription Drug Costs

Bennett Cites Influence of a Great Teacher, Dean Percy Burns

A Cappella Choir CD Available

Floyd, Marler Receive $56,000 Lilly Fellows Program Grant

Debow, Sansom Get $32,000 Award from Atlas, Templeton

Samford Honors Alabama Ministers

Scofields Rate a Homecoming Cheer
for Loyal Support of Their Alma Mater

Crimson Editors Half a Century Apart
Find Differences, Similarities in the Job

Having a ball at Homecoming

Men's Cross-Country Team Wins Second TAAC Title; Kolb Named All-TAAC Freshman After Nine-Goal Season
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