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Alumna Wins Oscar of Teaching Profession
Film has the Oscar, music has the Grammy, science has the Nobel and education has the Milken Educator Award. Samford graduate Heather Honeycutt Hurt ’13 was recently awarded the Milken Educator Award. She is this year’s only recipient in Alabama and the third Orlean Beeson School of Education alumna to receive the national recognition.  
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Samford University Celebrates Women Entrepreneurship Week
Orlean Beeson School of Education and Brock School of Business joined more than 160 universities and colleges, spanning across 32 countries and six continents, in celebrating Women Entrepreneurship Week from Oct.13-19. 
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Alumna Exemplifies Forever Samford for Future Students
When Jewel Littleton-Williams was deciding what university was the right fit in which to pursue her undergraduate degree, she quickly learned that Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education was the one. “My heart was here,” said Williams. “There was something special about Samford.” 
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The New York Times Best-selling Author Eric Metaxas to Present Ratliff Lecture Series March 19
Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education will host The New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas for the Percy Cook Ratliff Lecture Series March 19 at 7 p.m. in Samford University’s Wright Center. 
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Samford Family Weekend Draws Parents From 30 States
Samford families from 30 states and multiple countries enjoyed a variety of campus activities during the annual Family Weekend Sept. 14-16. Several thousand family members, students, faculty and staff took part in the schedule that ranged from college classes for parents, to tailgating, football and a hymn sing. 
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15 Ed.D. Candidates Selected to Present Research at MSERA Conference
The Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA) accepted 11 research proposals that were submitted by Orlean Beeson School of Education’s Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program. Doctoral candidates will present their original research at the 2018 MSERA fall conference to be held in Pensacola Beach, Florida November 7-9. 
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Teacher Education Candidates Receive Lamp of Learning
Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education hosted its third annual Lamp of Learning Ceremony on Monday, August 27. The event marks the official induction of teacher education candidates into their respective majors and their beginning of professional field experiences. 52 teacher education candidates received their clinical badge at the event. The badge symbolizes the candidate’s readiness to enter field placements and lead lessons within the classrooms where they will be placed.