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Former Dean Jeanie Box Cook to Retire After 30 Years of Service
Professor of teacher education and former dean of Orlean Beeson School of Education Jeanie Box Cook will retire from Samford University in May after 30 years of service. 
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Faculty Find Success with New Technology in a Year of Virtual Learning
Orlean Beeson School of Education faculty, staff and students have adapted to new technology, processes and communication tools to continue effective instruction and learning. 
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Birkenfeld, Hoaglund Earn Faculty Development Grant
Two faculty members in Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education have earned a Faculty Development Grant awarded by the Academic Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate. 
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Davis Earns Hull Fund Grant for Christian Scholarship
Professor of human development and family science Jonathan Davis was chosen to receive a grant for a faculty short course from Samford University’s William E. and Wylodine H. Hull Fund for Christian Scholarship.  
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Orlean Beeson School of Education Reaches Students in North Alabama through Partnership with Madison County Schools
Now in its 14th year, Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education’s partnership with Madison County Schools in north Alabama is continuing to make a Samford education accessible to more graduate students through the Department of Educational Leadership.  
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Teacher Education Graduate Finds Dream Job through Challenging Journey
After graduating this December, Mary Grace DeFrancesco began her work serving children at Passion City Church in Atlanta. While the new role is a dream position for DeFrancesco, the road to finding her calling called for hard work and perseverance.  
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The Bob and Jodi Newton Endowment for Character Education Established in Orlean Beeson School of Education
Professor of educational leadership in Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education, Jodi Newton, and her husband Bob Newton have established the Bob and Jodi Newton Endowment for Character Education. The endowment will provide enhanced resources for the support of character education initiatives within Orlean Beeson School of Education.