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President Beck A. Taylor Selected for National Commission for Faith-Based Institutions
Recently, the American Council on Education (ACE) launched the ACE Commission on Faith-based Colleges and Universities. Among those chosen to serve on the commission’s inaugural executive committee is Samford University President Beck A. Taylor who will work alongside other university presidents to foster collaboration between faith-based and nonreligious colleges and universities.
 
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School of the Arts Welcomes Five New Faculty Members
Samford University’s School of the Arts will welcome five new faculty members this fall, effective August 19, 2024.
 
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Samford University Fellows Study Abroad in Italy
Twenty six University Fellows studied abroad in Italy, May 13-26. They visited Florence, Rome and the city of Pompeii, to culminate their first two years of studies at Samford University.
 
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Photographing the Stars: Beeson alumnus takes camera to creation
In addition to serving as a worship leader, Beeson alumnus Jason Rice has become a gifted astrophotographer, using his talents to share the Gospel with others.
 
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Samford University Selects Ana Carballal as New Chair of World Languages and Cultures
Ana Carballal will be the new chair of Samford University’s Department of World Languages and Cultures (WLAC), effective August 1. She follows English professor Tim Sutton, who served as the interim WLAC chair for two years.
 
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Samford Alumni Mentorship Program Wraps Up First Year
The Samford Alumni Mentorship Program was created to provide professional development opportunities by cultivating intentional mentee/mentor relationships among alumni. The 2023-24 year served as the launch for the program in three of Samford’s larger alumni markets, Birmingham, Nashville and Atlanta.
 
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Stone Payday Alternative Loans Research Published by Finance Research Letters
Associate professor Anna-Leigh Stone has had new research published by Finance Research Letters. Her paper “Payday Alternative Loans: PAL or Foe?” discusses payday alternative loans offered by federal credit unions.
 
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Samford Financial Management Association Student Chapter Receives Superior Recognition for Fourth Consecutive Year
Samford’s student chapter of the global Financial Management Association has been recognized as a Superior Chapter for the 2023-24 academic year. This is the fourth consecutive year the chapter has received this prestigious recognition.
 
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Samford’s School of Education Hosts 3rd Annual Diversity Forum
For educators, students and their families, access to individualized instruction that meets diverse learning needs, while adhering to standardized curriculum requirements can often seem like a daunting task.
 
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Office of Parent and Family Engagement Enriches the Samford Experience
Exciting change is coming from Samford University’s Office of Parent and Family Engagement, formerly known as the Office of Parent and Family Programs.
 
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Communication and Media Students Advance to Effie Collegiate Ally Brand Challenge Semifinals
Samford University students earned a spot in the 2024 Effie Collegiate Ally Brand Challenge semifinals for an integrated marketing campaign they worked on in Communication and Media professor Ignatius Fosu’s Advertising Practicum JMC 412 class last spring.
 
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Cumberland School of Law Competes in Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition
Cumberland School of Law competed in the 2024 Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition, May 28-June 2, the most challenging law school mock trial competition in the country.
 
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New Partnership Empowers Samford Education Students to Have Difficult Conversations
For the past year, 10 senior teacher education students have actively participated in a new partnership, which culminated in the presentation of their project, “Difficult Conversations,” at the conclusion of the spring semester.
 
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School of Education Launches New Degrees, Certifications through Samford Online
Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education is expanding its reach and accessibility through a number of new undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certifications with Samford Online.
 
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Play ball! Samford Computer Science Students Collaborate with the Center for Sports Analytics to Develop a Virtual Reality Pitching App 
Samford University computer science students in Howard College of Arts and Science partner with the Center for Sports Analytics in Brock School of Business to develop a virtual reality pitching app for baseball.
 
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Cumberland Lawyers Celebrate 50 Years of Alabama Bar Membership
The following Cumberland lawyers were admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1974 and have maintained an active status membership for 50 years. Thank you for your dedication to the Alabama State Bar and the legal profession!
 
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Samford Graduate Programs Uplift Students Through Mental Health and Wellness Initiatives
Although the month of May is significant to bringing awareness to mental health initiatives, several Samford University graduate programs implement wellness programs to encourage and uplift students throughout the academic year.
 
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Samford Debate Finishes Season Ranked Third in the Nation, Highest Achievement in Program History
Samford University's debate program just completed its best season to date. Ranked third in the nation by the American Debate Association (ADA) for the first time in program history, the team broke records and won numerous prestigious awards.
 
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Pair Of Samford Alums Set To Compete In Olympic Trials
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Former Samford track and field standouts Tray Oates and Matt Cahoon will compete in the upcoming 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
 
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Carico-McLennan Qualifies For Olympic Time Trials
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Samford men's track & field freshman Zephaniah Carico-McLennan has qualified for the upcoming 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 800-meter race, USA Track & Field announced on Friday.
 
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Ross Named Second Team All-American By ABCA/Rawlings
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Samford senior pitcher Michael Ross was named to the second team of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings All-America team Friday morning.
 
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NCBWA Names Ross First Team All-American, Anderson Earns Third Team Honors
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Samford senior pitcher Michael Ross was named first team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), while second baseman John Anderson earned third team honors when the association announced its postseason honors Wednesday.
 
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Ross Named First Team All-Region By ABCA, Anderson And Howe Earn Second Team Honors
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Samford senior pitcher Michael Ross was named first team All-Southeast Region, and second baseman John Anderson and shortstop Garrett Howe both earned second team honors when the ABCA released its regional honors Tuesday morning.
 
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Samford Names Megan Curry Head Softball Coach
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Samford Athletics Hall of Famer Megan Curry has been named the 11th head coach in Samford Softball history, Director of Athletics Martin Newton announced on Friday.