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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. 
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Orlean Beeson School of Education Welcomes Education Candidates
On the morning of August 27, new and returning students filled the sidewalks and buildings of Samford University’s campus. Education candidates were welcomed with big smiles, hugs and treats from Orlean Beeson School of Education’s Dean’s Executive Council. Council members gave candidates a pen and pad of paper to help them kick off their first day. They also offered maps and assistance with directions to new students who had trouble finding their buildings. 
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School of Education Honors Alumni with Learning for Life Award
Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education honored 14 distinguished alumni at its annual Learning for Life awards dinner August 21. The honorees were selected based on their commitment to impact their communities and our world for Christ. 
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Orlean Beeson School of Education Welcomes New Graduate Department Chairs
After a nationwide search, Orlean Beeson School of Education has announced the appointment of two new graduate department chairs. Jeanelle Day will serve the school as professor and chair for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Mary Yakimowski will join the school’s faculty as professor and chair for the Department of Educational Leadership. 
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Education Faculty to Present at Scottish Educational Research Association Conference
Department of Educational Leadership faculty Peggy Connell, Jodi Newton and Les Ennis have been selected to present original research at the Scottish Educational Research Association 43rd Annual Conference.