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Samford Awards 1,340 Degrees to Class of 2021 During Five Ceremonies
For the first time in a year, commencement ceremonies were held on campus and in-person.
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Pinning Ceremony Honors Bachelor of Science in Nursing Graduates
Samford's Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing recognized 72 graduates during the school's annual pinning ceremony. The pinning tradition is a special rite of passage for graduating nursing students. While the diploma represents a graduate's proficiency in the science of nursing, the pin is representative of their mastery of the art of nursing.
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Samford’s College of Health Sciences Awards 318 Bachelor’s Degrees to its Class of 2021
Samford's College of Health Sciences held its spring commencement ceremony for its undergraduate programs on May 7, awarding 318 bachelor's degrees to graduates from the college’s four schools.
 
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Samford Celebrates its Class of 2020 with an In-Person Ceremony, Reception
Samford University honored graduates from its Class of 2020 on April 24 with a ceremony and reception. Previously, this class had to celebrate its commencement virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Health Professions Honors First-year Graduate Students and their Commitment to Calling
Samford's School of Health Professions honored 92 first-year graduate students at the Commitment to Calling ceremony on April 19. The ceremony included students in the school’s three graduate programs: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology.
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Commencement for College of Health Sciences Awards 338 Master’s and Doctoral Degrees
Samford's College of Health Sciences held its spring commencement ceremony for its graduate programs on April 23, awarding 338 master’s and doctoral degrees to graduates from the college’s four schools.
 
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Samford Students Play Integral Role in On-Campus Vaccination Clinic
Students and employees within the four schools of Samford's College of Health Sciences facilitated on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinics, administering thousands of vaccines to the community and demonstrating the university's commitment to interprofessional education and practice.
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Pharmacy Student Named to Inaugural Class of APhA Executive Residents
Trey Melazzo, a fourth-year student at Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy, was named to the inaugural class of the American Pharmacists Association's executive residency program. APhA is the largest and oldest pharmacy association in the United States. 
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Number of Students and Graduates Matching with Pharmacy Residencies Remains Strong
Forty-three Doctor of Pharmacy students and recent graduates matched with PGY1 or PGY2 pharmacy residency, accredited by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists. These results placed McWhorter School of Pharmacy in the top third of all schools of pharmacy in the country for the number of matches.
 
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In-Person Pinning Ceremony Celebrates Pharmacy’s Class of 2022
Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy hosted its first in-person ceremony since the onset of COVID-19, honoring its third-year Doctor of Pharmacy students at its traditional Professional Pinning Ceremony.
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Student Research Earns Top Honors from Alabama Academy of Science
Students from three Samford academic divisions earned top research honors at the annual meeting of the Alabama Academy of Science March 18-19. The organization honored the individual student presenters, but in many cases the projects represented the work of multiple Samford students and faculty.
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Virtual White Coat Ceremony Honors 2021 Dietetic Interns
Samford's School of Public Health honored its 2021 cohort of dietetic interns through a virtual white coat ceremony on January 30. The ceremony, which premiered on the school's Facebook page, represents the beginning of the interns’ year of clinical rotations.
 
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From Student to Professional
McWhorter School of Pharmacy alumnus Anthony Bolus '13 continues to host the Healthy Dose podcast with expert health advice.
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Pharmacy Students Finish Third at ASHP National Clinical Skills Competition
Jillian Walters and Logan Boone, fourth-year Doctor of Pharmacy students, placed third at the ASHP National Clinical Skills Competition, competing against teams from 139 pharmacy schools from across the country.
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Nursing Students Among First to Administer COVID-19 Vaccinations
When the COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Alabama, Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing students and faculty were among the first to administer doses to frontline health care workers at local Birmingham hospitals.
 
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Class of 2020 Achieves Remarkable Licensure Pass Rate
The preliminary NAPLEX® results reflect McWhorter School of Pharmacy class of 2020's pursuit of excellence and the school's commitment to student success.
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School of Public Health Graduate Continues to Serve Her Community through Nutrition
Tammie Brown graduates from Samford’s dietetic internship and Master of Public Health programs, finishing a seven-year journey of pursuing a bachelor’s and master’s degree after 20 years in the U.S. Army. Now, she plans to pour her education back into her business, which offers fitness and nutrition programs for older adults in her community.
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Third-year Pharmacy Students Serve the Community through Experiential Course
Third-year students in McWhorter School of Pharmacy spent a week in a community pharmacy setting as part of an introductory pharmacy practice experience (IPPE) course. Collectively, the students administered 6,000 influenza vaccines and completed nearly 500 MTM encounters.
 
 
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