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Kirkpatrick Speaks with Media Regarding New NIL Rules
Effective July 1, 2021, student-athletes are now permitted to earn compensation for their name, image or likeness, simply known as NIL. Assistant Professor of Sports Business Nathan Kirkpatrick spoke with local media affiliates about what this means for student-athletes from a business perspective. 
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Alumnus Shares Experience and Advice from International Entrepreneurial Career
Craig Chavis, a 2012 graduate of Samford University’s Brock School of Business, is an award-winning author and business strategist. Here he shares more about his entrepreneurial journey and gives advice for future entrepreneurs.
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Longtime Adjunct Professor Teel Set to Retire
Mike Teel, who has served as an adjunct professor in Brock School of Business for more than 30 years, has announced his retirement.
 
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Samford Hosts U.S. Air Force ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
Samford hosted the spring commissioning ceremony for U.S. Air Force ROTC Detachment 012. Among this year's commissioned officers, two were Samford graduates: Micah Jones '21 and Rebecca McCoy '21.
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Brock School of Business Faculty and Staff Recognized for Years of Service
In May, Samford University recognized employees who have worked a total of 1,570 years of service, including many Brock School of Business faculty and staff.
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Samford Alumna Named Chief Financial Officer for O’Neal Steel
Samford alumna Andria Melgren Cleghorn has been named the chief financial officer for O’Neal Steel, part of the nation’s largest family-owned metal distributor, O’Neal Industries. Cleghorn, a graduate of the Master of Business Administration (2002) and Master of Accountancy (2008) programs, shares advice for finance students as they seek careers in the industry. 
 
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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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Brock School of Business Presents 2021 Senior Awards
In a special event prior to the commencement ceremony May 8, 2021, Samford’s Brock School of Business presented final awards to its graduating seniors. Among the recipients, Cassidy Goble received the Brock School of Business John C. Pittman Award, one of the most prestigious awards bestowed upon a member of the graduating class.
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Brock School of Business Announces Annual Faculty Awards
Prior to the end of the spring semester, Samford University’s Brock School of Business announced its annual faculty award recipients.
 
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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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Mazzei Appointed as Brock Family Chair in Entrepreneurship
Matt Mazzei, Ph.D., associate professor of strategic management, has received a new faculty appointment. Approved by the Samford University Board of Trustees, Mazzei will become the new holder of the Brock Family Chair in Entrepreneurship in August 2021.
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Brock School of Business Presents Scholarships for 2021-2022
Samford University’s Brock School of Business has announced its student scholarships and awards to be effective for the 2021-2022 academic year.
 
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Canyon Couture Wins Top Prize at Regions New Venture Challenge
Brock School of Business hosted the 13th annual Regions New Venture Challenge business plan competition April 23, which provides a real-world opportunity for students from across campus to develop their entrepreneurial skills and display their talents while competing to win startup capital to launch their businesses. This year, Sara Bartlett took home the top prize with her business Canyon Couture.
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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 MBA Ranks Among Top Online Programs in the Nation by Fortune Education
During the COVID-19 pandemic, university programs across the country moved to virtual instruction, including Samford’s M.B.A. In an effort to emphasize the value of receiving an M.B.A. online, Fortune Education has published its first ever ranking of the nation’s best online M.B.A. programs. Samford’s program ranks #61 of 104 schools listed.
 
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Samford Economics Graduates Selected for Prestigious Postgraduate Programs
Samford University’s economics curriculum rivals top programs from across the country when it comes to preparing its students for their career or the next step in their education. Many alumni have gone on to prestigious graduate programs after they leave Samford, and four 2021 graduates will soon be added to that mix.  
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Brock School of Business Junior Shares Real-World Experience Through an Internship Combining Data Analytics and Sports  
Jerrod Abee, a junior from Gainesville, Georgia, is studying economics with concentrations in sports marketing and data analytics. In addition to his studies, he is an intern in Samford’s Center for Sports Analytics. Here he discusses his experience working with the Samford football team as a part of his internship and how it has helped enhance his knowledge of the intersection of data and sports.
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McCarty Article Highlighting Charitable Deductions Published by Council of Christian Colleges & Universities
The Council of Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) has published a new article by Samford University professor of economics Sara Helms McCarty. Her article, “Why the Charitable Deduction Matters,” is now available to view in the CCCU’s online magazine Advance.