Published on February 4, 2015 by Kathy Acton  

Samford University’s School of Education is celebrating its 100th anniversary throughout 2015. As part of the celebration, the school established the Learning for Life Award to honor graduates who have excelled in their career or made an impact in the lives of others. The recipients will be honored during Homecoming weekend next November. 

Deadline for nominations is Aug. 15.

School of Education Dean Jeanie Box said the inaugural award is special because it is the first of its kind given by the school and is given during a memorable point in its history.

"Our graduates make great contributions to their professions, community, state, nation and world,” said Box. “We are thrilled to honor them during such a milestone year.”

To nominate a deserving education graduate or teacher certification recipient, download the nomination form at

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.