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Samford University Virtually Hosts Patti Callahan Henry for 10th Annual Corts Distinguished Author Series
Samford University hosted New York Times best-selling author Patti Callahan Henry on Sept. 22 for the 10th annual Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author Series. Presented by Orlean Beeson School of Education, Henry shared insights and stories of inspiration from her book, Becoming Mrs. Lewis, a motivational account of the life of Joy Davidman Lewis, wife of legendary writer C.S. Lewis. 
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Former Samford Professor Keeps the Legacy of Rosie the Riveter Alive
Former long-time Samford University professor Frances Carter is doing all she can to ensure the legacy of Rosie the Riveter will always be remembered. In 1998, she established the American Rosie the Riveter Association, a national organization created to honor the working women of World War II and further the advancement of patriotic ideals, excellence in the work place and loyalty to the United States of America.  
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Samford Alumna Applies Human Development and Family Science Education to Legal Career
People are always surprised to learn Caroline Reed ’16 doesn’t have a background in political science or criminal justice. While Reed is a gifted lawyer who recently completed the Oregon Bar exam, her background in human development and family science has given her an advantage in the field. 
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Education Graduate Student Overcomes Homelessness and Disability to Pursue Dream of Being a Teacher and Entrepreneur
Patrick Johnson never imagined that in just six years he would go from homelessness to establishing a non-profit, starting a business, being accepted into two entrepreneurship programs and be in the process of completing his master’s degree. For Johnson, a current graduate student in Orlean Beeson School of Education’s K-12 collaborative special education program, the road to where he is today has been marked by challenges.  
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Teacher Education Candidates Receive Lamp of Learning
Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education virtually hosted its fifth annual Lamp of Learning Ceremony on Aug. 24. The event marks the official induction of teacher education candidates into their respective majors and the beginning of professional field experiences. 
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Samford Alumnus Named Alabama Teacher of the Year
Samford University Orlean Beeson School of Education alumnus Andrew “Andy” Jackson has been named Alabama Teacher of the Year. Jackson is a 2009 graduate of Samford’s Early Childhood, Special Education, Elementary, Elementary Collaborative (ESEC) program.  
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Congressman Gary Palmer Challenges Education Graduates to Servant Leadership in Virtual Commencement Ceremony
Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education celebrated May 2020 graduates with a virtual commencement ceremony on August 15. Congressman Gary Palmer, an Alabama native representing Alabama’s 6th Congressional District since 2015, served as this year’s commencement speaker.