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Samford Trustees Approve May Graduates, Honor Westmoreland at Spring Meeting
Samford University’s Board of Trustees approved new faculty, new academic programs and candidates for spring graduation at their meeting on April 27.
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Den Hartog Explores Religious Aspects of American Revolution for Australian Broadcasting
As the musical "Hamilton" opened in Sydney, Den Hartog offered insights on the religious dimensions of the American Revolution and the lives of Alexander and Eliza Hamilton.
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Samford Recognizes Employees for 1,570 Years of Service
A total of 127 employees were honored, including six who have worked at the university for 30 years or more.
 
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Samford Awards 1,340 Degrees to Class of 2021 During Five Ceremonies
For the first time in a year, commencement ceremonies were held on campus and in-person.
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Pinning Ceremony Honors Bachelor of Science in Nursing Graduates
Samford's Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing recognized 72 graduates during the school's annual pinning ceremony. The pinning tradition is a special rite of passage for graduating nursing students. While the diploma represents 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 University Celebrated Its Final 2021 Commencement
Samford conferred degrees for graduates of Brock School of Business, Howard College of Art and Sciences, Orlean Beeson School of Education and School of the Arts on May 8 at 10 a.m.
 
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The Other Side of Hope: Adams Delivers Moving Commencement Address for the Class of 2021  
In a socially distanced commencement ceremony honoring Samford University Cumberland School of Law’s class of 2021, a beloved member of the Cumberland family addressed the graduates. Cassandra Adams, former assistant dean, returned to Samford’s campus to speak to the class on their special day. Her speech titled “The Other Side of Hope” provided moving moments for the class.
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Samford’s College of Health Sciences Awards 318 Bachelor’s Degrees to its Class of 2021
Samford's College of Health Sciences held its spring commencement ceremony for its undergraduate programs on May 7, awarding 318 bachelor's degrees to graduates from the college’s four schools.
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“Times Get Tough, I Get Tougher”: One Graduate’s Motto Aids Her Through Life and Law School   
Courtney Howard, a member of Cumberland School of Law’s class of 2021, did not always have a dream of going to law school. Throughout her life and path to law school, tough times seemed to follow her, but she has proven only to let those experiences make her tougher.
 
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New Jennifer Rash scholarship will offer aid to Southern Baptist women, other minorities at Beeson Divinity School
A new scholarship named in honor of Beeson alumna Jennifer Davis Rash, president and editor-in-chief of The Alabama Baptist, will provide financial aid for Southern Baptist women and minorities at Beeson Divinity School.
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Divinity Graduates Charged to ‘Stand Firm’ by American Missionary Imprisoned in Turkey in First In-Person Commencement Since Pandemic
In the first in-person graduation ceremony since the COVID-19 pandemic started, Andrew Brunson, an American missionary who was imprisoned in Turkey, charges graduates to prepare to stand in difficult times.
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Cultures from Around the World Celebrated on Campus at Global Connections Event
Students organized and led the event which represented countries and regions from all over the world, including Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
 
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Student PR Campaign Helps Grow Alumna Business
Journalism and mass communication students developed a professional public relations campaign for Samford alumna and Paper Eliza CEO Eliza Bishop this spring.
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Believe In Yourself: Vivian Cunningham Earns Samford Degree at 78
Vivian Cunningham will graduate from Samford at the age of 78 this week. There was no easy path to her degree, and long breaks might have become permanent if not for the family, friends and Samford faculty and staff who encouraged her when she wasn’t sure she could go on.
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Howard College of Arts and Sciences Presents Faculty Honors
Howard College of Arts and Sciences presented its annual Dean’s Awards during the college’s last faculty assembly of the 202-21 academic year.
 
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New Student Leaders Sworn in During SGA Inauguration
Tyler Kendall will serve as president of the Student Government Association for the 2021-2022 term.
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Samford Celebrates President and First Lady Andrew and Jeanna Westmoreland
The celebration consisted of performances from Samford’s various musical, theatre and dance ensembles, as well as messages from family, friends and colleagues.
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Samford Gives Big to Celebrate the Westmorelands
In recognition of the leadership and upcoming retirement of Samford's 18th president and first lady, Andrew and Jeanna Westmoreland, this year's Big Give focused on supporting need and merit-based scholarships and diversity initiatives across Samford.
 
 
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