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Samford Alumna Applies Human Development and Family Science Education to Legal Career
People are always surprised to learn Caroline Reed ’16 doesn’t have a background in political science or criminal justice. While Reed is a gifted lawyer who recently completed the Oregon Bar exam, her background in human development and family science has given her an advantage in the field. 
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Education Graduate Student Overcomes Homelessness and Disability to Pursue Dream of Being a Teacher and Entrepreneur
Patrick Johnson never imagined that in just six years he would go from homelessness to establishing a non-profit, starting a business, being accepted into two entrepreneurship programs and be in the process of completing his master’s degree. For Johnson, a current graduate student in Orlean Beeson School of Education’s K-12 collaborative special education program, the road to where he is today has been marked by challenges.  
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Samford Alumnus Named Alabama Teacher of the Year
Samford University Orlean Beeson School of Education alumnus Andrew “Andy” Jackson has been named Alabama Teacher of the Year. Jackson is a 2009 graduate of Samford’s Early Childhood, Special Education, Elementary, Elementary Collaborative (ESEC) program.  
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Samford Rallies Together to Meet Needs and Bring Back the Bulldogs
Samford employees led the charge to support the Forever Samford- Meeting Student Needs campaign, an effort designed to respond to the most pressing needs of Samford students through the Student Emergency Assistance Fund, need-based scholarships, along with spiritual and emotional care.  
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Composer and Alumnus Brian Raphael Nabors Sees Continued Success Despite COVID-19
Samford alumnus and composer Brian Raphael Nabors enjoys "whirlwind of momentum" in his career and continues to pursue a variety of projects and opportunities. 
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Sherrill Endows Scholarship Focused on Community Pharmacy Ownership
Earlier this year, pharmacy alumna Fran Sherrill '78 endowed a scholarship that in many ways is a reflection of her own story and legacy, supporting students who have an interest in community pharmacy ownership. 
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Gunnoe, Wilson Recognized as Veterans of Influence
Samford University Air Force ROTC Recruiting Flight Commander Lacy J. A. Gunnoe and Assistant Vice President for University Advancement Doug Wilson have been recognized as 2018 Veterans of Influence by the Birmingham Business Journal.