Frownfelter-Lohrke Named President of the Accounting Information Systems Educator Association
Cynthia Frownfelter-Lohrke, professor of accounting in Samford University’s Brock School of Business, has been named president of the Accounting Information Systems Educator Association (AISEA). She will serve as president for the 2021-22 term.
The Lion’s Den Business-as-Mission Pitch Competition Elevates Student Engagement Opportunities
On Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, Samford University and Cedarworks Inc. joined together to present the 8th annual Lion’s Den pitch competition aimed toward advancing the Kingdom through Business-as-Mission (BAM). This hallmark event has elevated engagement opportunities for Samford students since its inception in 2014.
Small Business Owners Share Experiences of Growth and Faith with Principles of Management Class
Reggie Harris, assistant professor of management, hosted small businesses owners as guest class speakers who shared insights on the how they grew their businesses, and how they live out their faith by the way they manage their businesses.
Samford Accounting Seniors Secure 100% Internship Participation
Despite hurdles caused by the global coronavirus pandemic over the course of the last year, 100% of Samford’s senior accounting majors have secured internships for spring 2022. Of this group, 77% of the students will be participating in internships with one of the nation’s top five accounting firms.
Motion Establishes Scholarship in Honor of Professor Archie Lockamy
Professor Archie Lockamy will retire from Samford University following the spring 2022 semester. In recognition of his impactful career, Motion has endowed a new scholarship to be awarded to students studying in the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program.
Center for Sports Analytics Completes Research Analyzing Viewership Trends of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Samford’s Center for Sports Analytics was recently invited to contribute to a research project titled “Olympic and Paralympics Analysis 2020: Media, Fans and Politics of Sport" which captures the thoughts, reflections and insights of leading scholars in sport, media and politics while analyzing viewership trends of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Samford to Host the 8th Annual Lion's Den International Business as Mission Pitch Competition
Samford University will partner with Cedarworks Inc. to present the 8th annual Lion’s Den pitch competition aimed toward advancing the Kingdom through Business as Mission (BAM). This year, the anticipated event will return to Samford’s Wright Center Thursday, Oct. 14.
Business Student Completes Vogue Intensive Summer Program at London’s Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design
Annabella Shima, a marketing and entrepreneurship major with a professional sales concentration, has a career in international business on her radar. During summer 2021, the Tampa, Florida, native completed the Vogue Intensive Summer Program at the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design in London.
Brock School of Business Opens Alfa Risk Management and Insurance Lab
Brock School of Business, in partnership with Alfa Insurance, opened the Alfa Risk Management and Insurance Lab Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. The lab is a major component of a multipronged initiative to prepare Samford students for careers in the risk management and insurance industry.
Marshall Reflects on Teaching Career, Offers Advice for New College Students and Faculty
Jennings B. Marshall served as a faculty member in Brock School of Business from 1985 until his retirement in December 2020. In this interview, Marshall reflects on his career and provides advice for new college students and faculty alike.
The Gospel Coalition Publishes McCarty Article “Should Charities Take Government Funds?”
Sara Helms McCarty, professor of economics, has joined The Gospel Coalition (TGC) as a contributing writer for their Ask the Economist blog series. As part of the series, TGC receives letters from readers asking questions that combine faith and work. In her Sept. 1, 2021, contribution, McCarty responds to the question “Should charities take government funds?”.
Women in Sports Study Publicized by International Media Outlet Sports Business Journal
Samford’s Center for Sports Analytics, in partnership with Tigris Sponsorship & Marketing, has completed a study that takes a holistic look at the collective and individual reasons that sports fans may or may not watch women’s sports and aims to provide pathways for improvement. In August 2021, the study was publicized by the Sports Business Journal.
Carden Receives Top Samford University Scholarship Award
Samford University held its 180th opening convocation Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, during which three annual employee awards were presented. Art Carden, professor of economics in Brock School of Business, was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award.
Perseverance Pays Off, Stone Article Selected for Publication in One of the Nation's Top Banking Journals
A new article by Anna-Leigh Stone, assistant professor of finance, has been selected for publication in the Journal of Banking & Finance, one of the nation’s top banking journals.
Brock School of Business Welcomes Three New Faculty Members
Brock School of Business has welcomed three new female scholars to its faculty. Clara Piano and Olga Shapoval have joined the Department of Economics, Finance and Quantitative Analysis and Kate McCombs has joined the Department of Entrepreneurship, Management and Marketing.
New Scholarship Provides Aid for Samford Students Pursuing Careers in Redemptive Entrepreneurship
The social entrepreneurship and nonprofit management program in Brock School of Business seeks to develop the next generation of business leaders who desire to pursue redemptive entrepreneurship across the globe. In support of this mission, Shades Mountain Baptist Church established the Danny Wood Annual and Endowed Scholarship in honor of its longtime senior pastor, and Samford alumnus, Danny Wood, who retired Aug. 15, 2021.
White Speaks to the Birmingham Business Journal Regarding the Return of Live Sporting Events
Darin White, professor of marketing and executive director of Samford's Center for Sports Analytics, spoke to the Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ) regarding the return of live sporting activities.
Carden Papers on Economist James M. Buchanan Published in National Journals
Professor of Economics Art Carden has completed lengthy research on the work of famed American economist James M. Buchanan. One new paper was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Private Enterprise and another recent paper will be published in Business Ethics Quarterly.