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Alumnus Young Named Phi Kappa Phi Fellow
Math and computer science alumnus Justin Young ’20 is one of only 54 students in the U.S. selected as a 2021 Fellow of the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society.
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Williams Earns Lifetime Achievement Award
The American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA) has selected Julie Hedgepeth Williams as the recipient of the 2021 Kobre Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism History.
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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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Womack Named AAF-Birmingham Student of the Year
The award recognizes the great potential of local students of marketing, advertising, design communications, journalism, or another advertising-related field.
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Awtrey Will Lead Department of Math and Computer Science
Chad Awtrey comes to Samford from Elon University, where he served as Associate Professor of Mathematics and Associate Director of Undergraduate Research.
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Carey Earns National Advising Honor
Samford communication and media professor Clay Carey has earned the national advising award corresponding to the state award he received this spring.
 
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Womack Earns American Advertising Federation’s Mosaic Award
The Mosaic Awards recognize companies, agencies and individuals whose commitment to diversity and inclusion is evident through their creative work and organization-wide initiatives.
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Boyers Chosen for National Journalism Institute
The institute, created with the support of the Scripps Howard Foundation, is a learning laboratory designed to help collegiate student journalists build their skills and confidence for leading and contributing to a team.
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Haun Honored for Outstanding Service to Advertising Profession, Students
Communication and media professor Dan Haun has earned the American Advertising Federation's Donald G. Hileman Memorial Award
 
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Alumna Plays Integral Role in Development of COVID-19 Contact Tracing App
Emily Hart, who graduated in 2009, helped develop Alabama's COVID-19 exposure notification mobile application called GuideSafe.
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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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Samford Celebrates Graduation of STEM Scholars
Samford biology professor Betsy Dobbins, director of the program, said more than 80% of STEM Scholars graduate on time, and almost all go on to graduate school or directly to careers in their field.
 
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Den Hartog Explores Religious Aspects of American Revolution for Australian Broadcasting
As the musical "Hamilton" opened in Sydney, Den Hartog offered insights on the religious dimensions of the American Revolution and the lives of Alexander and Eliza Hamilton.
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WLAC Presents Annual Student Honors
The Department of World Languages and Cultures presented its annual student honors in April, with department chair Grant Henley presiding over the combined in-person and online ceremony.
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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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History Students Earn American Independence Awards
Samford history students earned multiple research honors in the 2020/2021 American Independence Awards ceremony this spring.
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Samford University Celebrated Its Final 2021 Commencement
Samford conferred degrees for graduates of Brock School of Business, Howard College of Art and Sciences, Orlean Beeson School of Education and School of the Arts on May 8 at 10 a.m.
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Samford Celebrates Day of Spanish
The celebration–on the anniversary of author Miguel Cervantes Saavedra’s death in 1616–is meant to increase awareness of Spanish language, history and culture.