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Alternative A Master’s Program Alumna Goes On to Win Teacher of the Year
This past year, Jennifer Martinez ’17 was awarded Teacher of the Year at Chelsea Park Elementary School. As a fourth-grade teacher, she had known for years that she wanted to work in the classroom, but her pathway to becoming a teacher was an untraditional one. 
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School of Education Honors Distinguished Alumni at the Learning for Life Awards Dinner
Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education honored nine distinguished alumni, along with two esteemed friends of the school, at its annual Learning for Life awards dinner August 25.  
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New Scholarship Provides Aid for Samford Students Pursuing Careers in Redemptive Entrepreneurship  
The social entrepreneurship and nonprofit management program in Brock School of Business seeks to develop the next generation of business leaders who desire to pursue redemptive entrepreneurship across the globe. In support of this mission, Shades Mountain Baptist Church established the Danny Wood Annual and Endowed Scholarship in honor of its longtime senior pastor, and Samford alumnus, Danny Wood, who retired Aug. 15, 2021. 
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Samford Awards 1,340 Degrees to Class of 2021 During Five Ceremonies
For the first time in a year, commencement ceremonies were held on campus and in-person.  
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Samford Theatre Alumna Kat Conner Sterling Featured in Netflix Christian Movie
Kat Conner Sterling is featured in Netflix's March 26, 2021 release A Week Away. She plays Presley in this musical set at a Christian teen camp.  
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Orlean Beeson School of Education Alumni Continue to Make a Difference Amid COVID-19
As Samford University and the rest of the world have settled into a new normal in the wake of COVID-19, Orlean Beeson School of Education alumni have continued to find innovative ways to adapt amid the pandemic. 
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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.