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New Sports Business Concentration to Change the Game for Samford M.B.A. Students
As the popularity of the business of sports grows each day, the need to fill jobs in the industry is also peaking. To fill this need and to provide a new option for students to diversify their professional portfolio, Samford’s Brock School of Business has added a sports business concentration to its M.B.A. program. This new graduate program is well equipped to change the game for Samford students as they prepare for successful careers in the sports business industry.
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Samford Ranks Among Top Private Universities in the Nation for Return on Investment
Samford University is ranked first in Alabama and among the best private universities nationally for its return on investment for students, according to a recent report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW).
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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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Davis, Carlisle to Lead Samford’s Board of Overseers for 2021
Two of Birmingham’s business leaders have been selected to lead Samford University’s Board of Overseers for a three-year term. Leigh Davis M.B.A. ’05, will serve as chair and Todd Carlisle ’88, J.D. ’91, will serve as vice chair.
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Samford Legacy League Establishes New Scholarship Honoring Jeanna Westmoreland
In tribute to her service and to continue the critical work to which she has dedicated her life, the Legacy League has established the Jeanna King Westmoreland Legacy League Scholarship.
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Moffett & Sanders School of 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 in December.
 
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Samford Trustees Approve Graduates and New Faculty at December Meeting
Samford University’s Board of Trustees approved new faculty, a number of resolutions and candidates for fall 2020 graduation at its meeting on Dec. 1.
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Samford Arts Students, Faculty and Staff Receive National Recognition
Samford University’s School of the Arts recently received accolades from two national arts organizations in recognition of outstanding performance and production work for multiple productions.
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Remembering Esteemed Philanthropist Joann Bashinsky
Joann Bashinsky, one of Alabama’s most revered philanthropists, died Sunday, Jan. 3, at 89 years of age.
 
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Chick-fil-A Taps Sports Marketing Students for Multimillion-Dollar Sponsorship Analysis Project
Three Samford seniors recently completed a semester-long capstone research project analyzing the return on investment of Chick-fil-A’s three-year, multimillion-dollar sponsorship with two Alabama universities. The students sought out to better understand the effectiveness of a partnership Chick-fil-A has with the athletic departments from The University of Alabama and Auburn University for the “Road to the Iron Bowl” marketing campaign.
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Sweeney, Den Hartog Contribute to New Book of Devotionals
The book connects Scripture with transformative historical moments such as the Civil Rights Movement and the Holocaust, and explores the faith of diverse Christian figures, including Frederick Douglass, C.S. Lewis, Aimee Semple McPherson and Billy Graham, among others.
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Teacher Education Graduate Finds Dream Job through Challenging Journey
After graduating this December, Mary Grace DeFrancesco began her work serving children at Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia. While the new role is a dream position for DeFrancesco, the road to finding her calling called for hard work and perseverance.
 
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The Bob and Jodi Newton Endowment for Character Education Established in Orlean Beeson School of Education
Professor of educational leadership in Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education, Jodi Newton, and her husband Bob Newton have established the Bob and Jodi Newton Endowment for Character Education. The endowment will provide enhanced resources for the support of character education initiatives within Orlean Beeson School of Education.
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Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing Graduates Honored with Virtual Pinning Ceremony
On Dec. 12, Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing recognized 48 Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates during a virtual pinning ceremony. The pinning tradition is a special rite of passage for all nursing students. While the diploma is representative of 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 Honors 302 Graduates During Virtual Winter Commencement
Samford University honored 302 graduates with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees during its virtual winter commencement on Saturday, Dec. 12.
 
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Cumberland School of Law Ranked 4th in Nation for Best Quality of Life
The Princeton Review has released their “Best Law Schools for 2021," ranking Cumberland School of Law 4th in the nation for “Best Quality of Life.” 
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Samford Creates Accelerated Undergraduate Pathway to Master of Divinity Degree
Applicants majoring in biblical studies, religion, religion with a concentration in ministry leadership or Christian ministry will be evaluated on their academic performance, spiritual maturity and vocational clarity.
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Samford Students Confirm High-Impact Education In National Survey
Samford University leads in high-impact education according to data reported in the 2020 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Samford’s graduating seniors in the class of 2020 reported higher levels of student engagement compared to both private southeastern institutions and peer national doctoral/professional institutions.
 
 
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