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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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Historian Colvin Named Young Alumna of the Year
Prior to joining the Alabama Department of Archives and History, Alex McClure Colvin updated and digitized the collections of the Hermitage and reorganized its staff research library, and worked on the National Park Service’s Mapping Removal Project.
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Math Connection Event Links Alumna, Students
Caroline Carlisle, an internal auditor at Regions Bank, discussed the career-building value of the critical thinking and problem solving skills she developed at Samford, and offered advice for students as they position themselves for success after Samford.
 
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Overton Named Wallace-Carver Fellow
The honor offers exceptional college students the opportunity to collaborate with world-renowned scientists and policymakers through paid fellowships at leading research centers and offices.
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Surprise Reunion Highlights Internship Focus
The coincidence highlights one of the most important aspects of the Samford communication and media experience.
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Friar, Matthews Selected for National Young Leaders Initiative
International relations majors Grace Friar and David Matthews are among the four local college students selected by The Birmingham Committee on Foreign Relations (BCFR) to represent the city at the American Committees on Foreign Relations (ACFR) Young Leaders Initiative in Washington, D.C. Aug. 11-14.
 
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Physics Alumna Named NSF, GEM/Intel Fellow
Brittney Terry’s rich internship and research experiences reflect not only her own initiative and dedication, but also the personal attention of faculty mentors and Samford’s emphasis on undergraduate research, career exploration and preparation for graduate education.
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Research Internship Offers Key Academic, Career Skills
Samford law, politics and society major Ak Vance served a unique internship in academic research this spring, working with political science professor Serena Simoni on her latest scholarly project.
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Students Launch New Issue of Award-Winning Magazine
The spring 2021 issue of Samford’s award-winning, student-produced magazine The Local has launched! In addition to the digital magazine, print issues are available on campus and around Homewood, Vestavia Hills and Birmingham.
 
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Black Women Speak Through Student Film
Camille Womack's film features unfiltered conversations with four young black women about their experiences with racism in education, the workplace, society and media.
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Student PR Campaign Helps Grow Alumna Business
Journalism and mass communication students developed a professional public relations campaign for Samford alumna and Paper Eliza CEO Eliza Bishop this spring.
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Undaunted by COVID-19, Student Journalists Earn Top Regional Honors
Samford University journalism and mass communication students earned honors across a range of categories in Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC) competition in March. Their work was among 370 entries from 27 schools.
 
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Samford Students Win Gold Addy Award for Firehouse Ministries Project
Under the supervision of professor Dan Haun, the students created a complete ad campaign for the Stop, Drop and Run 5k Virtual Run event in December. The project helped raise $8,000 to support Firehouse Ministries programs
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Bottcher Named Goldwater Scholar
Junior chemistry and biochemistry double-major Sydney Bottcher has earned a 2020-2021 Goldwater Scholarship, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honors.
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Mentoring, Internship, Service Create Path To Law School for Arts & Sciences Graduate
Graduating political science major Hannah Maynor will head into an unexpectedly transformed world of graduate education this December, but with confidence that she is prepared to meet its challenges.
 
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Samford PRSSA Chapter Honored for Innovative Remote Learning Project
The honor recognizes the chapter’s work as a founding member of the new PRSSA Reimagined project, which provides virtual public relations learning, networking and professional development in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Owens Selected for White House Historical Association Slavery Project
Samford French, Global and Cultural Studies and University Fellows alumna Mia Owens ’19 has earned a prestigious two-year fellowship to research and develop interpretive material about the history and legacy of slavery throughout Washington, D.C., and research and write for The White House Historical Association’s Slavery in the President’s Neighborhood initiative.
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Remote Summer Research Helps Refine Career Interests
Computer science student Logan Casperson completed a National Science Foundation-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the University of North Texas (UNT) this summer. COVID-19 complicated things, but Casperson was able to participate in the career-building experience remotely.