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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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Drayton Nabers Jr. Retires as Mann Center Director
Drayton Nabers Jr. retired as director of the Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership at the end of December, leaving a legacy of tremendous impact on the Samford campus and community.  
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Samford Community Volunteers in Record Number at Habitat’s 'Home for the Holidays'
A record number of Samford students, staff and faculty volunteered at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham’s annual “Home for the Holidays.” The event is a collaboration between Habitat and Birmingham’s ABC television affiliate and 20 corporate sponsors who build houses for two deserving families in 10 days as a Christmas gift. Samford is the only corporate sponsor to have participated all 15 years. 
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Samford Hosts AHIF Therapy Camp for Traumatic Brain Injury Patients and Caregivers
With the help of 57 graduate students in Samford University’s School of Health Professions and School of Public Health along with professionals in the community, patients and their caregivers were able to receive additional therapy and support. 
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Samford’s Education School Hosts Annual Young Authors Conference
More than 100 third-grade students from Trace Crossings Elementary School in suburban Hoover visited Samford University to participate in the annual event. 
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Samford University’s PACT Partners with Alabama Possible to Host Poverty Simulation
At the simulation, 65 participants were organized into different family units and given resources to survive as a family for a month.