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2023 Issue of Leadership, Research & Innovation in Education Published
Orlean Beeson School of Education at Samford University proudly announces the release of its annual publication, Leadership, Research & Innovation in Education. The digital compilation is a testament to the vibrant tapestry of creativity, impact, and faith woven by the school's faculty, students and alumni.
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Orlean Beeson School of Education to Host 13th Annual Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author Series
Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education is honored to host Remembering Timothy Keller: An Evening with Collin Hansen for its 13th Annual Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author Series.
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Samford Alum Honored with National Award
Lindy Cleveland ’14 is this year’s winner of the 2024 Council for Christian Colleges & Universities Young Alumni Award.
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Education Hosts Young Authors Conference at Trace Crossings Elementary School
Orlean Beeson School of Education has hosted its Young Authors Conference for years, customarily inviting local schools to Samford’s campus for a day of literary magic, inspiring young students to cultivate their reading and writing skills. But this year, the School of Education brought the magic to the students with a visit to Trace Crossings Elementary School.
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Innovative Methods for Understanding: How Samford Students Gain Practical Skills and Perspective
On Oct. 24, students from Samford’s Micah Fellows program, School of Public Health and Orlean Beeson School of Education came together to engage in a unique instructional exercise known as a poverty simulation.
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Samford Freshman Receives John Duren Scholarship
With aspirations of becoming a mathematics teacher, freshman Nada Almansoob has been honored with the prestigious John Duren Scholarship.
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Change from the Top Down
In 2014, dynamic leaders in the field of education began touting the need for high-level and innovative leadership across Alabama’s school systems. The response was the development of the Transformation Leadership Academy (TLA), the brainchild of Ruth Ash, former dean of Orlean Beeson School of Education.
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Samford Education Welcomes Bill Cleveland Home to its Faculty
Homewood is no stranger to Bill Cleveland--the veteran educator served Homewood City Schools as superintendent for 12 years before his retirement in 2020. After completing an impressive 31 years in public education, Cleveland spent the past two and a half years working in education consulting as the vice president of sales and operations with Lean Frog Consulting Services.
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Education Students Set Apart in Unique Partnership with Local School
Orlean Beeson School of Education transformed its teacher preparation program through what is now a long-standing partnership with Trace Crossings Elementary School.
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Education Alumni Honored at Annual Awards Dinner
Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education had the distinct pleasure of beginning the fall semester with the school’s annual Learning for Life Awards Dinner.
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Samford Celebrates 182nd Opening Convocation
Samford University officially began the fall 2023 semester with the 182nd opening convocation on Aug. 22. In his third year as president, Beck A. Taylor gave the opening address where he announced faith as the theme for the 2023-24 academic year.
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Orlean Beeson School of Education to Host Annual Learning for Life Awards Dinner
Each year, Orlean Beeson School of Education recognizes distinguished alumni and friends who exemplify leadership in the classroom, school administration, churches, mission organizations, nonprofits, businesses, volunteer organizations and more in the annual Learning for Life Awards Dinner.
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School of Education Faculty Invest in Community Through Service
At the conclusion of the Spring semester, faculty and staff from across Orlean Beeson School of Education’s three academic programs joined together for a day of service in Bessemer City Schools.
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Samford Student’s Popular Small Business is Blooming
When the opportunity came to take over one of Birmingham, Alabama’s, most popular flower vendors, HDFS major Jardin Friedl and her mother jumped at the opportunity.
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School of Education Earns Top National Distinction
Samford is one of only two schools in the United States to have earned an A+ distinction for preparing aspiring teachers in the most effective methods for teaching reading.
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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 Family Legacy Continues by Celebrating 50th Graduate
There are many Samford University families that proudly claim multi-generational alumni legacies. There’s one family, though, that may have set the Bulldog graduate record.
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Samford Students Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research
Nine Samford students in Orlean Beeson School of Education and Howard College of Arts and Sciences presented their research at the 2023 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 13-15, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.