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Samford’s mission to nurture persons in their development of intellect, creativity, faith and personhood is fostered for students through academic excellence across its 10 schools and unique opportunities including more than 160 student organizations, global engagement in 18 different countries and a wide array of courses that incorporate community service.

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97% of May 2021 Samford Graduates Employed or in Graduate School
Six months after graduation, 97% of graduates are either employed, continuing their education or in a post-graduation internship.
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May Term Brings New Experiences in Chile
In May, professor Marigene Chamberlain will lead students in an intensive exploration of Chilean language, history, arts and culture.
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Mia Farris: At Home in the City of Light
The graduating language and world trade major took a bold step toward her career goals by studying and working in Paris, France, this fall.
 
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Pharmacy Students Administer 8,607 Vaccines to the Community During Experiential Course
Each October, third-year students in Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy participate in an IPPE course focused on community health. This year, the 117-person class administered a total of 8,607 vaccines to members of the Birmingham community, which is a new school record.
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Biology Students, Faculty Lead Shades Creek Cleanup
Marine science major Alice Hunt and professor Betsy Dobbins organized the event and led more than 30 student, faculty and community volunteers in the effort to clean and preserve the creek that flows on the south side of Samford's campus.
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The Lion’s Den Business-as-Mission Pitch Competition Elevates Student Engagement Opportunities
On Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, Samford University and Cedarworks Inc. joined together to present the 8th annual Lion’s Den pitch competition aimed toward advancing the Kingdom through Business-as-Mission (BAM). This hallmark event has elevated engagement opportunities for Samford students since its inception in 2014.
 
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Business Student Completes Vogue Intensive Summer Program at London’s Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design
Annabella Shima, a marketing and entrepreneurship major with a professional sales concentration, has a career in international business on her radar. During summer 2021, the Tampa, Florida, native completed the Vogue Intensive Summer Program at the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design in London.
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Samford Ranked First in the Nation for Student Engagement by Wall Street Journal
The annual Student Engagement ranking assesses the degree to which students feel prepared to use their education in the real world.