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Haun Shows Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Courtney Haun, an assistant professor in Samford University’s School of Public Health and director of the health care administration undergraduate program, has been working to move the needle forward as a leader in diversity. She shows her commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in a variety of ways.
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Williams Explores Redemptive Message of Epistle to the Galatians
For the 2021 Holley-Hull Lecture, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Jarvis Williams explored the theme of redemptive kingdom diversity through Paul the Apostle's urgent letter.
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Miller Book Focuses on Sustaining Black Music and Culture During COVID-19
Communication and media professor Niya Pickett Miller edited and contributed to the collection of essays and studies by 12 scholars. The works are united by their exploration of the communicative and Black cultural significance of the Instagram Live events, Club Quarantine (CQ) and Verzuz battles during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Williams Accepted for Jackie Robinson Impact Program
The program will provide four years of community and networking with other Impact members, as well as an online library, videos and other resources to support her academic and personal goals.
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McWhorter School of Pharmacy Celebrates its Most Diverse Class in School History
McWhorter School of Pharmacy's Class of 2025 is already setting records as the most diverse incoming class in the school’s history. Forty-four percent of new students are comprised of historically underrepresented racial groups. 
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Anthony Overton Appointed to State Charter School Commission
The chair of Samford's Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences will serve a two-year term on the Alabama Public Charter School Commission.
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Samford Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
During the coming weeks, many Samford University organizations will commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month through special events, lectures and more.
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Overton Named Wallace-Carver Fellow
The honor offers exceptional college students the opportunity to collaborate with world-renowned scientists and policymakers through paid fellowships at leading research centers and offices.
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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.
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Redemptive Kingdom Diversity Author Jarvis Williams to Speak Sept. 30
Williams is a Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor and the author of several scholarly books as well as popular books and articles on race, racism and reconciliation.
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CCCU Grant Supports Samford Programs Aimed at Empowering Middle and High School Students from Latin American Countries
Samford University's Frances Marlin Mann Center receives grant supporting empowerment for Latin American middle and high school students.
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Samford Awarded Community Foundation Grant for Advanced Placement STEM Success Project
Samford University has received a grant from the Community Foundation of Birmingham to support the university’s Advanced Placement (AP) STEM Success project.
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Cumberland School of Law Welcomes the Most Diverse Class in School History
Cumberland School of Law welcomed new Juris Doctor students during their first-year orientation on Aug. 9-11, 2021. Although the recruitment cycle to secure the new class took place amidst the global pandemic, the class of 2024 is the most diverse first-year class in Cumberland School of Law’s history and is the most academically qualified class in the last 10 years.
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A Passion for Human Rights Shines Through Career of Alumna Carolyn Johnston
Johnston was part of a close-knit group of students and faculty who worked for racial justice at Samford and in the greater Birmingham community during the Civil Rights movement. She remains deeply engaged with human rights through her research, writing and teaching on issues of gender, ethnicity and political radicals.
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I Was Born for This: Cumberland’s Advocacy Program and a National Scholarship Help Make One Law Student’s Dream a Reality
After growing up with trials and tribulations, Cumberland School of Law third-year law student Antionette Pruitt knew she was made to be a trial lawyer. Through her experience in Cumberland's nationally recognized trial advocacy program, and after receiving the Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship from the American Association of Justice’s (AAJ) Minority Caucus, she’s prepared to make her dream a reality.
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Physics Alumna Named NSF, GEM/Intel Fellow
Brittney Terry’s rich internship and research experiences reflect not only her own initiative and dedication, but also the personal attention of faculty mentors and Samford’s emphasis on undergraduate research, career exploration and preparation for graduate education.
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Womack Named AAF-Birmingham Student of the Year
The award recognizes the great potential of local students of marketing, advertising, design communications, journalism, or another advertising-related field.
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Thornton Named One of the Nation’s First Magistrate Judges Association Fellows
This summer, Cumberland School of Law second-year student Monroe Thornton III was one of four students in the nation to be named as a Federal Magistrate Judges Association (FMJA) fellow.

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