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Samford Global Brings the World to Campus
As the spring semester comes to a close, SamfordGlobal is gearing up to serve another cohort of students planning to continue their studies abroad. What better way to encourage students to study abroad than by bringing a taste of the world closer to home?
 
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TJ Riggs Becomes Fifth Samford Student to Be Named Truman Scholar
Samford University's Howard College of Arts and Sciences junior TJ Riggs, a law politics and society major, has been named a 2024 Truman Scholar by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Riggs is the first Samford student to receive this prestigious national scholarship since 2002 and only the fifth recipient in Samford’s history.
 
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Another Banner Year for Samford Pharmacy ASHP Residency Match
Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy has once again demonstrated its excellence in the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) pharmacy residency match. This year's results, continuing the positive trend of recent years, showcased strong numbers for both students and graduates.
 
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Preparing Christian Business Leaders: Kirkpatrick Class Builds Firm Foundation for Integrating Faith in the Workplace
Samford University Brock School of Business’s guiding principles are formed around one goal: preparing Christian businessmen and women to lead in today’s global business environment. Paired with robust academic rigor, this mission provides a firm foundation upon which students can lean on when they enter the workforce.
 
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Three Decades of Dedication
Since August 1990, Jan Paine has been an integral part of the Samford University’s Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing community.
 
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School of the Arts Division of Music Hosts Annual Honors Recital and Awards Ceremony
Samford University School of the Arts’ annual Division of Music Honors Recital and Awards Ceremony took place Tuesday, March 26, in Brock Recital Hall. Hosted by Joel Davis, interim chair of the Division of Music, the event was attended by faculty, staff, students, donors and parents. Dean Lance Beaumont gave a brief welcome greeting to kick off the evening.
 
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Samford Community Rallies Together to Exceed Annual Giving Day Goals
On April 9, Samford University celebrated Samford Giving Day 2024. After almost a decade of being known as The Big Give, University Advancement refreshed the campaign in 2023 to feature a more consistent, simplified message. Samford Giving Day is now a 24-hour event for collective support of areas all over campus.
 
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Samford Pharmacy Climbs in U.S. News & World Report Rankings
Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy has moved up in the rankings and is tied for the number one ranked private school of pharmacy in the South according to new national rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. The latest ranking also shows Samford Pharmacy among the country's top 10 private pharmacy schools. Rankings are based on peer assessment surveys sent to accredited pharmacy school deans, faculty and administrators. McWhorter School of Pharmacy improved its ranking from 65th in 2020 to tie for 60th overall, placing it in the top 50% of pharmacy schools nationally.
 
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Students Honored in School-wide Awards Ceremony
Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education held its annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 10. Students from Human Development and Family Science, Teacher Education and Educational Leadership received awards honoring academic and character excellence and leadership, and were awarded scholarships that affirm these qualities.
 
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Cumberland School of Law Has Largest Climb Among Law Schools in U.S. News & World Report Rankings, Remains Top 10 for Trial Advocacy
As part of U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Law School rankings released Tuesday, April 9, Samford University Cumberland School of Law has been ranked #103 (tie) in the nation, climbing 28 spots. This climb was the largest of any law school in the nation, tied with only one other school. Additionally, Cumberland School of Law retains its top 10 position for trial advocacy training, ranking #6 in the nation in this category.
 
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40 Years of Giving: One Couple’s Dedication to Continuing Samford University’s Legacy
Dorothy ’76 and Richard ’69 Swindle made their first gift to Samford University in the 1980s. Now, 40 years later, they are still investing in its legacy. This time, through a challenge to the Samford community on Tuesday, April 9 for 2024 Samford Giving Day.
 
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Samford Department of Art and Design Awards Presented at Juried Art Show
Samford University students were presented with art and design departmental awards on Monday, March 25, during the opening reception of the 2024 Juried Art Student Showcase. Students, faculty and members of the community came to view the pieces displayed. From the 160 submissions, only 40 were chosen to be presented in the gallery.
 
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Andrews, Executive Director of Samford’s Center for Worship and the Arts, Receives Grant for Fostering Leadership for Communities of Faith
Samford University is among a select group of Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) members to receive a grant for Fostering Leadership for Communities of Faith from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). Through this initiative, CIC aims to develop and strengthen programs designed to support students who are exploring future leadership roles in communities of faith. Emily Andrews, executive director of the Center for Worship and the Arts and assistant professor of music and worship, is excited about directing the project. She aims to leverage Samford’s expertise and network in the arts to empower emerging artists toward faithful, lifelong worship and discipleship.
 
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Samford Psychology Professor Awarded Prestigious Grant to Help Create More Sensory Inclusive Worship Environments
For many people, church is a place of healing and tranquility. It's a place where you can fellowship with other believers and be in the presence of God. However, for those grappling with sensory processing sensitivity, going to church is far from peaceful. It can be a nightmare.  
 
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Beeson announces addition of two Old Testament professors
Chip Hardy will join Beeson Divinity School’s faculty as an associate professor of divinity, while Alex Kirk will join as an assistant professor of divinity. Both men’s areas of focus will be in Old Testament and Hebrew.
 
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Samford Professor Elected President of the American Fisheries Society Southern Division
Biological and Environmental Sciences chair Anthony Overton's election by the committee in February marks the beginning of a four-year term. At the forefront of his duties is directing the many chapters and committees across the division.
 
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Former U.S. Ambassador Skip Gnehm Discusses “The Middle East Cauldron and the U.S.” During the 2024 Cordell Hull Speakers Forum
Samford University Cumberland School of Law hosted its annual Cordell Hull Speakers Forum on April 2, 2024. The Cordell Hull Speakers Forum, established in 1974, stands as a testament to the Cumberland School of Law's commitment to intellectual inquiry and engagement with pressing legal and global issues.
 
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Samford University Presents 2024 Medallion Awards Recognizing Important Civic Contributions
On April 2, Samford University presented its 2024 Medallion Awards. Established in 2006, the awards recognize individuals who have accomplished important civic or community good. Recipients are community members outside the Samford family who are responsible for deeds of kindness and documented actions of record that make a difference in community and civic life.
 
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Anderson Homers Twice As Bulldogs Take Series Opener From ETSU, 9-6
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Samford second baseman John Anderson homered twice to lead the Bulldog baseball team to a 9-6 win over ETSU in the first game of a three-game Southern Conference series Friday evening at Joe Lee Griffin Field.
 
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Men’s Tennis Takes 5-2 Win Over Mercer
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Samford men's tennis team wrapped up its regular season with a 5-2 win over Mercer Friday afternoon at the Samford Tennis Center.
 
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Samford Softball Opens Road Swing With Series At Furman
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After a midweek rainout, the Samford softball team will return to action on Saturday as the Bulldogs open a six-game road trip with three games against the Furman Paladins.
 
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Bulldogs Earn 7-0 Win Over Alabama A&M
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Samford women's tennis team earned a 7-0 win over Alabama A&M Thursday at the Samford Tennis Center.
 
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Bulldogs To Host ETSU In SoCon Series This Weekend
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Samford University baseball team will play host to the ETSU Bucs in a three-game Southern Conference series this weekend at Joe Lee Griffin Field. The teams are set to play Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. All three games can be seen live on ESPN+.
 
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Bulldogs Take Down 10th-Ranked Kentucky, 9-7
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Samford University baseball took down the 10th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats, winning by a score of 9-7 Tuesday evening at Joe Lee Griffin Field.