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Samford Reaches New Heights During COVID-19 Pandemic
It has been more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way people live, work and learn. During that time, Samford has undertaken extensive planning and innovative approaches in response to the global crisis.
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Samford Community Provides Care Packages to Students in Isolation and Quarantine
In a year when students were asked to isolate or quarantine, the Samford community, including volunteers and groups on campus, worked to ensure students did not feel alone.
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Donors’ Support Provides Emergency Assistance During Pandemic
As students experienced difficult physical, emotional or financial circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Samford community asked what could be done to support them, and the results were something big.
 
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Nursing Alumna Raises Funds for Adopting Families During Pandemic
For alumna Kelly Preston ’96, ’00, the challenges intensified by COVID-19 underscored the need to support families in the process of adopting more than ever.
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Samford Alumna Serves as Jefferson County Memorial Project Fellow
Joyeuse Senga ‘20 always knew she was called to serve her community, but one experience at Samford was essential in helping her discover the importance of community engagement, education and social movements— The Jefferson County Memorial Project fellowship.
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Orlean Beeson School of Education Reaches Students in North Alabama through Partnership with Madison County Schools
Now in its 14th year, Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education’s partnership with Madison County Schools in north Alabama is continuing to make a Samford education accessible to more graduate students through the Department of Educational Leadership. 
 
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Samford to Partner with Local Community Entities to Present Birmingham King Week 2021
Samford University’s Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives will partner with Birmingham community entities to present Birmingham King Week 2021.
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Walker Shares the Power in Seeking Help During ‘For the Good’ Interview
University President Andrew Westmoreland interviewed Cecelia Walker ‘98, the executive director of chaplaincy and clinical pastoral education for the Brookwood Baptist Health System, as part of the “For the Good” convocation series, sponsored through the Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership.
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Woodfin Challenges Students to Seek Wise Counsel During 'For the Good' Interview
University President Andrew Westmoreland interviews Birmingham Mayor and Cumberland School of Law alumnus Randall Woodfin as part of the “For the Good” convocation series, sponsored through the Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership.
 
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Mann Center Shares Video Recognizing Students, Faculty and Staff for Leadership and Character
The Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership is honoring eight faculty and three staff members as the center’s 2019-20 class of the Mann Fellows in Community-Based Learning. The center previously honored 11 student leaders for exemplary service during their undergraduate or graduate careers in early April. All were honored remotely via video to follow social distancing protocols due to COVID-19.
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Mann Center Honors Students for Leadership and Character
The Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership has honored 11 exemplary student leaders as top representatives in their respective schools in combined academics, positive character, ethical leadership and service to others.
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Samford Converts Its Largest Annual Day of Service to Virtual Blood Drive
The university's annual “Samford Gives Back” has been converted to Samford Gives Blood, a virtual blood drive beginning April 6. The campaign is a partnership with the American Red Cross to encourage the campus community to safely fight COVID-19 by donating blood through local Red Cross drives across the nation.
 
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History Students Help Preserve Memories of Rosedale Community
A Samford University student research project has created rich new online resources to help preserve the history of the Rosedale's predominantly Black community near the university’s campus. The project stretches from the community’s 19th-century origins to the present and gives special attention to the Rosedale School.
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Student Earns Regional Honor for Service Learning
Aubrie Strange couldn’t receive the honor in person due to social distancing measures, but she is finding a new way to serve during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Simmons Shares the Traits of Great Leadership at "For the Good" Convocation
Author Richard Simmons shared his professional and spiritual journey with students as the second guest to be interviewed by University President Andrew Westmoreland in the leadership interview series, “For the Good,” sponsored through the Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership.
 
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Mann Center “For the Good” Lecture Series Explores Christian Leadership
Robert Holmes, vice chair of Samford’s Board of Trustees, shared the journey of his 40-year career in an interview with University President Andrew Westmoreland in front of students, faculty and staff. Holmes is the first guest of the new leadership interview series, “For the Good,” sponsored through the Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership.
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Mann Center Honors Students, Staff and Faculty for Achievements in Service and Academics
Each year, the Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership hosts an awards ceremony to recognize exemplary student leaders during their undergraduate or graduate careers at Samford. However, this year the Mann Center chose to honor some of the university’s exceptional employees at the event as well.
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Annual Samford Gives Back Works With Community Partners to Set Stage for Year-round Service
Each year, the annual spring Samford Gives Back event connects hundreds of volunteers with Birmingham community partners for a morning of service and engagement. Coordinated by Samford’s Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership, this year’s event mobilized 870 students and involved 38 different community partners and work sites.
 
 

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