The Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives will set aside a designated amount of funds in order to support Samford’s goal of creating a more inclusive and diverse campus community. In congruence with the Samford University Vision, the office seeks to also promote “a diverse community, stressing vigorous learning and personal faith, in the Baptist tradition”. The proposals funded by this grant should work to enhance retention of under-represented faculty, staff, and students, foster diversity and inclusion across the curriculum, recruitment, and/or focus on scholarship related to diversity on Samford’s campus. Download the application for eligibility and funding requirements.

Fall 2020 Grants Awards

Faculty

  • Taylor Cyr and Julianne Sandberg, Howard College Arts and Sciences, Howard College Faculty Reading Group on Antiracism and Antiracist Pedagogy

Spring 2019 Grants Awards

Faculty

  • Lan Bui, Pharmacy - Diversity and Disparity in Healthcase: A Symposium for Healthcare
  • Jennifer Coleman, Nursing - Factors Contributing to Success in Nursing School: Experiences of African American BSN Students
  • Victoria Delchamps, Core Curriculum (A&S) - Dia de Los Muertos: Celebrating Life and Honoring the Dead across Cultures
  • Betsy Emmons, JMC/COMS - “Diverse Voices”: Diversity Seminars for Public Relations and Human Resources Professionals, Students, and Faculty
  • Rachel Hague, Social Work - Addressing the Global Refugee Crisis
  • Amanda Howard, Psychology - Communication Campaign to Increase Multiculturalism and Cultural Sensitivity Among Undergraduate Students
  • Mike Janas, JMC/COMS - Diversity and Inclusion among Current and Future Professional Communicators 
  • Sarah McCarty, Business - Role Models for Women in Economics and Finance
  • Bridget Rose, Core Curriculum (A&S) - Foundations Diversity Enrichment

Student

  • Theo Edwards-Butler, Black Student Union - Hip Hop Around the World
  • Joy Senga, Cadre - Books for Student-Led Cadre

Fall 2018 Grants Awards

Faculty

  • Christopher Metress, Academic Affairs - The Murder of Emmett Till and the Birth of the Civil Rights Movement: A Race and Equal Justice Event

Student

  • Peyton Welch, Cadre - Books for Student-Led Cadre

Spring 2018 Grants Awards

Faculty

  • Scott Bickel, Physical Therapy - Assessing the Cultural Competence of Graduate Students in the Health Professions from a Biblical Worldview
  • Jane Cobia, Education - Yes, You Can Teach Conference to Expose High School Juniors and Seniors to the Teaching Profession
  • Steven Moates, Communication Science and Disorders - Promoting Academic and Professional Success with Accent Management
  • Sara McCarty, Business - Role Models for Women in Economics and Finance
  • Abby Hogelin, Core Curriculum - The Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice
  • Beth McGinnis, Music - Perry County Band Partnership
  • Cassandra Adams, Law - #StayWoke: Implementing Cultural Competencies in Conflict Resolution

Student

  • Bailey Bridgeman, English - Presentation: Black Issues Conference at Bowling Green State University

Fall 2017 Grants Awards

Faculty

  • Preston Hite, Interior Architecture - Marking Memory Through Principles of Form & Space
  • Victoria Knierim, Core Curriculum - Dia de Los Muertos: Celebrating Life and Honoring the Dead Across Cultures
  • Bridget Rose, Academic Success Center - Preparing Students to Live in a Diverse and Interconnected World: Supporting Diversity Education in Foundations 101

Spring 2017 Grants Awards

Faculty

  • Christopher Metress, Academic Affairs - Recognizing an Imperfect Past: History, Memory, and the American Public

Student

  • Michael Johnson, Master of Music Education - Tubas Touring the World Through Music

Fall 2016 Grants Awards

Faculty

  • Christon Adedoyin, Social Work - Learning from Evidence: A Qualitative Interpretive Meta-Synthesis of the Role of Spirituality in the Integration and Retention of Black Students in Predominantly White Faith- Based Institutions in the United States
  • Rachel Casiday, Public Health - Cultural Competence and Spirituality in Public Health
  • Bridget Rose, Academic Success Center - Preparing Students to Live in a Diverse and Interconnected World: Supporting Diversity Education in Foundations 101