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Spring Graduate Olivia Griffin Wins Two National Addys
Graphic design major and spring '22 graduate Olivia Griffin took home two national Addy awards at the American Advertising Awards in Nashville in early June.
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Samford University’s Marching Band Invited to Perform in London’s 2023 New Year’s Day Parade
One hundred Samford students and 10 faculty and staff members will take part in the 2023 London New Year’s Day Parade (LNYDP). The parade was established in 1987 with 2,000 performers. Today it attracts over 10,000 participants from the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and beyond. The parade is attended by more than 750,000 people and reaches 500,000,000 via television audiences.
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Center for Worship and the Arts Receives Additional Lilly Endowment Funding
Samford University’s Center for Worship and the Arts (CWA) is celebrating the award of a $1.3 million grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. for its proposal “Student Worship Ministry Innovation 2.0.”
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Samford Awards Degrees to 1,287 Students
The graduates were celebrated during five commencement ceremonies held April 29-30.
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Theatre Students Gather for Annual Bonie Awards
Theatre students and faculty celebrated a busy and rewarding year in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the Annual Bonie Awards.
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Robin D. Snyder Endows Fund in Support of Ragland Scholars Program for Samford Multicultural Students
The Robin D. Snyder Endowed Fund in support of the Ragland Scholars was established in December 2021 with gifts totaling $25,000 from Robin Snyder, a former professor in Samford University’s Art Department who served the university for 32 years.
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Division of Music Celebrates Students at Annual Honors Recital
On April 12, students, faculty, parents and friends gathered to celebrate achievements of our music students at the Annual Honors Recital.
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Samford to Hold Five Commencement Ceremonies April 29-30 to Celebrate Graduates
More than 1,200 students will graduate April 29-30.
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Metropolis Magazine Recognizes Graduating Senior Bekah Summa
Interior design senior Rebekah (Bekah) Summa was selected as one of Metropolis Magazine’s top Future 100 in the April 2022  issue. Nominated by their instructors and mentors, 56 interior design and 44 architecture students were chosen by the Metropolis team, representing schools across North America and Canada.
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Art and Design Award Winners Announced at Art Gallery Reception
Art and design students gathered to receive annual academic awards and celebrate the Annual Juried Student Exhibition winners in the Art Gallery on April 7. Architecture major Ethan Ellis took Best in Show.
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Student Combines Passion for Art and Service
Studio art major Cassidy King transferred to Samford’s School of the Arts this January and is already making a difference in the Samford community. She is spearheading a new student organization that pairs art with service called Sam Gogh.
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Graduate Student Blake Mitchell Receives Honors for Choral Compositions
Samford graduate student Blake Mitchell recently received several honors for his composition work.  His collaboration with Samford student and poet Margaret Kirby, Where Sky Meets Sea, was announced the winner of the Walter Hussey Composition Competition  2020. Mitchell also won second place in the American Choral Directors Association’s 2022 Pearl Prize Competition with his new work, When Storms Arise, a setting of sacred text by Paul Laurence Dunbar.