Published on July 23, 2018 by Sara Roman  
2018 Education Learning for Life

During its centennial year, Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education established the Learning for Life award to honor graduates who have excelled in their career or made a significant impact in the lives of others.

This year, the school is adding fourteen deserving school of education alumni to the list of prestigious Learning for Life recipients.

“The 2018 honorees exemplify leadership in the classroom, school administration, churches, mission organizations, non-profits, businesses, volunteer organizations and more,” said Bonnie Rabe, Orlean Beeson School of Education interim dean. “They have enhanced their knowledge and developed the skills to reach out to others and lead by example. We are proud of the many ways that our graduates impact the world with their skills, talents and Christian values.”

2018 Learning for Life Honorees
Meghan Allen – 2009
Chelsea Byrd – 2011, 2017
Jennifer Carter – 1996
Lauren Dunnam – 2009, 2011
Justin Hefner – 2014, 2016
Matthew Kiser – 2016
Jennifer Jackson – 1990
Maggie Lawrence – 2010
Loretta Rowan – 1971, 1991
Jeremy Sandefur – 2007
Marla Vaughn – 2007, 2009
Jewel Littleton-Williams – 2005, 2010
Bet Wright – 1994
Sarah Young – 2001

The school’s mission is to enrich the community and empower students to educate, lead and serve. This year’s Learning for Life honorees embody these traits and make great impacts on their communities through their servant leadership.

Orlean Beeson School of Education invites you to celebrate the contributions of these exemplary graduates at the annual Learning for Life Awards Dinner to be held August 21 at The Club. Tickets are $75.

You are also encouraged to consider making a tribute gift to Orlean Beeson School of Education in honor of one of the 2018 Learning for Life Award recipients or in honor (or memory) of someone who has been most influential in your own educational experience. Tribute gifts will be listed in the 2018 Learning for Life event program.

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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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.