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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.
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Department of Communication and Media Announces Student Honors
The department congratulates the recipients of its 2021 student honors!
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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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Love of Learning Led Dedo to Teaching
Samford professor David Dedo is retiring this spring after three decades of service in two academic programs–communication studies and English.
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Ledgerwood Enriched Samford With Language, Travel, Music
Many students will remember the enthusiasm of “Professor Eurovision,” as Ledgerwood’s classes often incorporated music in general and the international song contest in particular.
 
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A Good Fit: Morgan Ponder Reflects on 32 Years at Samford
Ponder, who led the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for 22 years, said university support for collaborative faculty/student research is among the most important developments of his three decades of service.
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Fisk Played Key Role in Development of College
English professor Rosemary Fisk ’77 is retiring from Samford this spring after a total of 40 years on campus, counting her undergraduate study and the teaching that followed. She joined the university’s faculty in 1984 and played key roles in the development of Howard College of Arts and Sciences.
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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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Believe In Yourself: Vivian Cunningham Earns Samford Degree at 78
Vivian Cunningham will graduate from Samford at the age of 78 this week. There was no easy path to her degree, and long breaks might have become permanent if not for the family, friends and Samford faculty and staff who encouraged her when she wasn’t sure she could go on.
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Howard College of Arts and Sciences Presents Faculty Honors
Howard College of Arts and Sciences presented its annual Dean’s Awards during the college’s last faculty assembly of the 202-21 academic year.
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Miller to Lead Conversation About Racial Identity, Albinism May 2
The cultivated conversation will focus on The Beauty of Inclusion, a speech by South African model, activist and lawyer Thando Hopa, the first person with albinism to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine.
 
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Samford Celebrates its Class of 2020 with an In-Person Ceremony, Reception
Samford University honored graduates from its Class of 2020 on April 24 with a ceremony and reception. Previously, this class had to celebrate its commencement virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Samford Announces Publishing of Dr. Lee Allen’s Manuscript on History of Samford
Allen joined the Samford faculty in 1961 as a history professor and retired in 2001.
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Carey Honored for Publication Advising
The Alabama Media Professionals organization honored Carey’s work with The Local student magazine, which earned First Place in Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC) competition in March.