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Chery, Colquiett Published in National Council on Family Relations’ Magazine
An article written by two students in the human development and family science program has been published in the spring 2021 issue of Network.
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Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society Supports School in Uganda Through Spring Project
Members of the Zeta Theta chapter of Kappa Delta Pi voted unanimously to donate the entirety of its funds to Terra Nova Academy in Kampala, Uganda.
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Orlean Beeson School of Education Leads Higher Education in Character Development at 2nd Annual Character Convening
On May 14, the school led discussions among faculty members from universities across the nation and in England about character and competence in higher education.
 
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Samford Awards 1,340 Degrees to Class of 2021 During Five Ceremonies
For the first time in a year, commencement ceremonies were held on campus and in-person.
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Samford University Celebrated Its Final 2021 Commencement
Samford conferred degrees for graduates of Brock School of Business, Howard College of Art and Sciences, Orlean Beeson School of Education and School of the Arts on May 8 at 10 a.m.
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Karen Redding Graduates From Samford More Than 30 Years After First Enrolling
More than 30 years after initially enrolling at Samford, Karen Redding will be graduating in the class of 2021 with a bachelor's degree in human development and family science (HDFS).
 
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40th Annual Teacher Education Awards Ceremony Hosted by Orlean Beeson School of Education
The 40th annual teacher education awards ceremony recognized the many accomplishments of its undergraduate teacher education candidates.
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Samford Celebrates its Class of 2020 with an In-Person Ceremony, Reception
Samford University honored graduates from its Class of 2020 on April 24 with a ceremony and reception. Previously, this class had to celebrate its commencement virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Human Development and Family Science Recognizes Students’ Accomplishments at Awards Ceremony
Orlean Beeson School of Education’s Department of Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) recently held its annual awards ceremony to recognize graduating seniors, class honor awards, special accomplishments and scholarships.
 
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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.
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Orlean Beeson School of Education Alumni Continue to Make a Difference Amid COVID-19
As Samford University and the rest of the world have settled into a new normal in the wake of COVID-19, Orlean Beeson School of Education alumni have continued to find innovative ways to adapt amid the pandemic.
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Orlean Beeson School of Education Doctoral Candidates Research the Benefits of Dogs in Schools
As candidates in the doctoral program at Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education, Wendy Story and Laura Tate decided to research the effects of facility dogs used as school-wide intervention in elementary schools.