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Samford Announces Membership of New Task Force on Racial Justice
Earlier today, the university announced the membership of the new Task Force on Racial Justice, which was formed in June and charged with advancing racial justice at Samford.
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Samford Shares Update on Task Force for Racial Justice
In a statement to the university community on June 22, Samford University President Andrew Westmoreland announced several updates from the past two weeks since new initiatives to advance racial justice throughout the campus community were launched.
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Samford Announces New Task Force, Affirms Commitment to Racial Diversity
In an email to the campus community on June 8, Samford University President Andrew Westmoreland was clear. “We will do more. We must do more,” he wrote as he outlined a number of initiatives intended to immediately contribute to greater racial diversity on campus.
 
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History Students Help Preserve Memories of Rosedale Community
A Samford University student research project has created rich new online resources to help preserve the history of the predominantly African American Rosedale community near the university’s campus. The project stretches from the community’s 19th-century origins to the present and gives special attention to the Rosedale School.
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Lead With Love Unites Campus for Conversations on Inclusivity and Kindness
Students, faculty and staff gathered throughout the week Feb. 9-14, for the first-ever Lead with Love event series. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives, the campus-wide program was designed to celebrate a shared commitment to leading with love in all that we do.
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Samford’s Minority Youth Science Academy Encourages Early Exposure to Careers in STEM
This year’s program included hands-on workshops in neurobiology, pharmacy, astronomy and offsite trips to learn about water filtration and creek exploration. Classes and workshops were taught by Samford staff, along with other minority STEM professionals.
 
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Samford Students Attend National Student Leadership Diversity Convention
Samford students recently joined hundreds of other college students in Atlanta for the National Student Leadership Diversity Convention (NSLDC) to address critical topics of diversity and social justice challenging campuses today.
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Samford’s Alondra Hampton Earns Prestigious Jesse Jackson Fellows-Toyota Scholarship
Samford business management major Alondra Hampton is one of only 10 students in the nation to earn a $75,000 Jesse Jackson Fellows-Toyota national scholarship.
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Samford To Host Minority Youth Science Academy June 17-20
The three-day residential program offers college preparation and mentoring for outstanding minority high school students who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
 
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Owens Earns Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant
French and Global Studies double-major Mia Owens will study in the Samford In France program this summer thanks in part to a prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant.
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Monique Witherspoon Named Orlean Beeson School of Education Assistant Dean
the appointment reflects Witherspoon’s dedication to excellence in teaching, commitment to lifelong learning and impressive level of community involvement.
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James Hornsby Elected Samford University’s 2018-19 SGA President
He will be joined by three executive elected officers, five other appointed officers and nine elected class officers.
 
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Symposium Explores Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The symposium included a plenary address by 16th Street Baptist Church pastor Arthur Price and panel discussions featuring distinguished guests from Birmingham-area institutions as well as Samford faculty and students.
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Samford Honors Audrey Gaston Howard Award Recipients at Annual SBAA Luncheon
The award recognizes Samford’s first full-time African American student, the late Audrey Gaston Howard, who enrolled in Cumberland School of Law in 1967 and graduated in 1970.
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Samford Names 15 New Student Ambassadors
The ambassadors assist Samford’s administration with donor, constituent and community relations, act as liaisons between Samford and its many constituents, and serve as hosts at events on and off campus.
 
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Samford To Host Symposium on King, Race and America’s Future April 16-17
The inaugural Samford Stockham Symposium on Western Ideas and Institutions will present a plenary address by 16th Street Baptist Church pastor Arthur Price and panel discussions featuring Samford faculty and distinguished guests from Birmingham-area institutions
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Journalist Roy S. Johnson Shares His Journey, Life Lessons
Johnson was the latest veteran journalist to present at the Timothy Sumner Robinson Forum at Samford University March 6. The forum—a lecture series created in honor of the distinguished Samford journalism and mass communication alumnus Timothy Sumner Robinson—brings to Samford leading voices in journalism.
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Samford Alumnus Eric Motley Shares the Impact of Hope in Community
Nothing, no matter how virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore, we are saved by love. We are saved by community.
 
 

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