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Graham Family Honors Legacy with Endowed Scholarship for Samford Business Students
The Walter M. Graham Sr. Annual and Endowed Scholarship was established in December 2022 by his grandson, James Graham ’14. This scholarship seeks to honor the impact Graham’s grandfather had on his life and career.
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Biochemistry and Spanish Alumna Succeeds in Medical School Following Stint in Faculty-Guided Research Program
Biochemistry and Spanish alumna Hanah Walker '22 graduated from Samford feeling confident that the skills she gained in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s faculty-guided research program helped prepare her for a career in medicine.
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Chemistry and Math Alumnus One Step Closer to Dream Thanks to Faculty-Guided Research Program
Robert Houston Givhan '22 is one step closer to his dream and he owes it all to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s faculty-guided research program.
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Chemistry and Biochemistry Alumna Credits Faculty-Guided Research Program for Her Success 
Sydney Bottcher '22 credits the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s faculty-guided research program for playing an integral role in her success.  
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Beeson Professor Plans to Leave Legacy
Gerald Bray will celebrate 30 years at Beeson Divinity School in February. He remembers starting six weeks before the blizzard that would become known to Alabamians as the “Storm of the Century.” Since 1993, Bray has impacted hundreds of students, leading and walking with them through their journeys at Beeson.
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Step Sing Scholarship Enhances Samford Tradition
In 2020, Samford University established the Step Sing Endowed Scholarship to celebrate one of the university’s most beloved traditions where student groups practice tirelessly to sing and dance in front of their peers, family, alumni and community members.
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Gift Honors Legacy of Birmingham Business Icon and Establishes Endowed Professorship of Risk Management and Insurance
A substantial gift honoring the legacy of Birmingham business icon Thomas J. Adams Sr. has been made to Samford University’s Brock School of Business. With the gift made by the Adams family, the Thomas J. Adams Sr./AutoTec Endowed Professor in Risk Management and Insurance has been established.
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Missionary’s Legacy Carried on Through Samford Scholarship Recipient
Travis Joines ’94 lived his life with a mission to spread the gospel. He and his wife, Carissa, served as missionaries in the Middle East for several years. Upon returning to the United States, they continued their work in North Carolina with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
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New Endowed Scholarship Supports Samford Marketing Students
The Dr. Betsy Bugg Holloway Annual and Endowed Scholarship was established to support marketing seniors in Samford University’s Brock School of Business.
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New Endowment Established to Support Capital Projects at Samford
As they visited Samford for Family Weekend 2022, they were met with precious memories while walking through campus.
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Samford Announces $100 Million Gift
The $100 million gift, funded by the estate of Marvin Mann ’54, is the largest gift given to the university by a single donor and the largest single gift ever made to a higher education institution in the state of Alabama.