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Nationally Recognized Voting Rights Attorney, Khanna, Addresses 30th Annual Thurgood Marshall Symposium
The 30th annual Thurgood Marshall Symposium focused on voting rights in Alabama and a recent United States Supreme Court ruling regarding Alabama's congressional district map. Abha Khanna, a nationally recognized voting rights attorney based in Seattle, Washington, served as the symposium’s keynote speaker.
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Meet De'Janae Tookes, the Office of Student Success and Diversity’s Newest Member
Meet De'Janae Tookes, assistant director of multicultural initiatives and events in the Office of Student Success and Diversity (OSSD).
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Samford PA Student Initiates Inclusive Health Care Technology in the Classroom
A physician assistant studies student has spearheaded a groundbreaking advancement in health care education at Samford University by adopting a stethoscope that connects to her cochlear implant via Bluetooth.
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Celebrating Black History Month at Samford
February is Black History Month and Samford University plans to mark the occasion with several events for students, faculty and community members to enjoy.
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Students Ready to Serve at Civil Rights Landmark
Samford University’s Office of Community Engagement has a special invitation for students who want to spend the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday serving others – give back to the community while preserving history.
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Samford Alumna Celebrates Heritage Through Family Business and Community Leadership
What started off as a small family business has turned into a Samford alumna being a voice for her people in the Birmingham area. Dulce Rivera ’17 is the CEO of Mi Pueblo Supermarket and chair for Fiesta BHAM, Alabama’s largest Hispanic celebration. Rivera is a first-generation college graduate who originally chose Samford for the close proximity to her home.
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Samford Hosts Navajo Christian Scholar and Activist for Native American Heritage Month
In observance of Native American Heritage Month, Samford University's Howard College of Arts and Sciences Departments of Geography and Sociology and Biblical and Religious Studies and the Office of Student Success and Diversity present "Mark Charles: My Journey to Follow Jesus as a Navajo Man," on Monday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. in Harry's Coffeehouse.
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A Purposeful Community: Meet This Year’s Ragland Scholars
The Ragland Scholarship exists to cultivate academic and social support for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) entering Samford.
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month falls between September 15 and October 15 each year, and Samford plans to celebrate the occasion with several events for students, faculty and community members to partake in.
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Samford University Welcomes Prisca Collins as New Chair of Department of Physical Therapy
Samford University’s School of Health Professions has announced that Prisca Collins, Ph.D., PT, will step into the role of Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy.
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Listening, Speaking and Teaching the Subject of 2023 Diversity Forum
The two-day conference featured a wide variety of speakers and breakout sessions, collaborative discussions, growth and learning opportunities surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion.
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Samford to Host 2023 Diversity Forum
Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education, in partnership with the Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives (ODII) is delighted to host its second Diversity Forum June 6-7.

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