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 Connect with fellow alumni leaders and enjoy time together as we learn ways to strengthen the entities of the Samford University Alumni Association and grow as leaders. Boards, chapters and clubs will also have a time to meet with one another to discuss ideas pertaining specifically to each entity of the Samford University Alumni Association. We will cover group topics as well as break-out sessions, complete with a few “can’t miss” items only available to alumni leaders at the conference!

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Friday, July 19

1:30-2 p.m. – Check-In and Refreshments

Location: Brock School of Business, Regions Community Resource Room

2 p.m. – Welcome

Location: Brock School of Business, Regions Community Resource Room

Dr. Beck A. Taylor, President of Samford University

2:30-3:15 p.m. – Alumni Session 1

Alumni will attend 2 sessions during the afternoon.

Best Practices for Effective Social Media

Location: Brock School of Business, Room 200

Focus: This session will equip alumni leaders to create engaging social media content related to alumni activities for their personal social media accounts, provide helpful tips on how to share content from your personal Samford network with university marketing and what types of content will be most impactful.

Taking Leadership to the Next Level

Location: Brock School of Business, Room 229

Focus: Have you been serving with the Alumni Association for more than 2 years? This session will challenge you to continue growing as a leader by expanding your knowledge and skills in areas like managing a team, hosting events, and building grassroots community with alumni in your area. 

3:15-3:30 p.m. – Break

Refreshments will be provided in the second-floor lobby of the Brock School of Business.

3:30-4:15 p.m. – Alumni Session 2

Recruiting Efforts with Samford Admission

Location: Brock School of Business, Room 239

Focus: As alumni leaders, serving as an advocate for your alma mater is imperative.  Learn from Samford’s Office of Admission about ways you can be an effective advocate and alumni leader to support university recruitment efforts. You will also learn more about overall admission efforts at Samford University.

Professional Development

Location: Brock School of Business, Room 269

Focus: Interested in strengthening professional development opportunities with the Alumni Association? Learn more about the Samford Alumni Mentorship Program, Samford Professional Network and opportunities to hire Samford students. 

4:15-5 p.m. – Campus Tour

Check out construction progress and newly renovated areas of campus. Samford Ambassadors will lead this tour beginning at 4:15 p.m. Alumni can meet at the second-floor entrance of the Brock School of Business.

5:30-6 p.m. – Meet and Greet with Chef James Briscione

Location: Samford Caf

Chef James Briscione ’01, Culinary Advisor, Samford University

6-7:30 p.m. Samford Alumni Cooking Class and Demonstration

Location: Samford Caf

Instructor: Chef James Briscione ’01, Culinary Advisor, Samford University

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7:30 p.m. – Closing for the evening

 

Saturday, July 20

8-10 a.m. – Breakfast and Hardhat Tour of Campus Recreation, Wellness and Athletic Complex

Location: Brock School of Business, Regions Community Resource Room

Tours will be in shifts.

10:15-10:45 a.m. – Group Meeting

Location: Brock School of Business, Regions Community Resource Room

Topic: Fidelitas and Samford Horizons

10:45-11 a.m. - Break

11-11:45 a.m. – Alumni Sessions

Samford University Alumni Association Executive Council

Location: Brock School of Business, Room 269

Samford Black Alumni Association Board of Directors

Location: Brock School of Business, Room 229

Regional Chapters

Location: Brock School of Business, Room 200

Regional Clubs

Location: Brock School of Business, Room 279

Young Alumni Boards

Location: Brock School of Business, Room 239

11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. - Break

12-1 p.m. – Lunch with Samford Athletics

Location: Brock School of Business, Regions Community Resource Room

1 p.m. Closing of the Conference