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State Board of Education Member Visits Samford to Learn More About Partnership with Trace Crossings Elementary
Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education hosted Yvette Richardson, Alabama State Board of Education member representing District 4, to share about the school’s partnership with Trace Crossings Elementary School in Hoover.
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Samford University in Partnership with East African Christian College
Samford University has initiated an early-stage partnership with East African Christian College, a new higher education institution based in Kigali, Rwanda.
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Beeson Professor Plans to Leave Legacy
Gerald Bray will celebrate 30 years at Beeson Divinity School in February. He remembers starting six weeks before the blizzard that would become known to Alabamians as the “Storm of the Century.” Since 1993, Bray has impacted hundreds of students, leading and walking with them through their journeys at Beeson.
 
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Samford Joins Inaugural Cohort of Heterodox Academy’s Campus Community Network
Samford University is one of 23 member institutions selected to join the inaugural cohort of Heterodox Academy’s (HxA) Campus Community Network.
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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy Through Acts of Service
Martin Luther King Jr. once said, Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.
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Focus on Prayer, Hope Topic of Spring Opening Convocation
Provost J. Michael Hardin gave the address during the Spring 2023 Opening Convocation on Jan. 10.
 
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Step Sing 2023 Dates, Tickets Announced
Step Sing will take place from Jan. 26-28.
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Step Sing Scholarship Enhances Samford Tradition
In 2020, Samford University established the Step Sing Endowed Scholarship to celebrate one of the university’s most beloved traditions where student groups practice tirelessly to sing and dance in front of their peers, family, alumni and community members.
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Gift Honors Legacy of Birmingham Business Icon and Establishes Endowed Professorship of Risk Management and Insurance
A substantial gift honoring the legacy of Birmingham business icon Thomas J. Adams Sr. has been made to Samford University’s Brock School of Business. With the gift made by the Adams family, the Thomas J. Adams Sr./AutoTec Endowed Professor in Risk Management and Insurance has been established.
 
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Samford University School of the Arts Announces New Dean
After an extensive nationwide search, Samford University announced that Lance Beaumont will be the next dean of the School of the Arts starting July 1, 2023.
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Samford University Launches New Strategic Plan
Samford University is casting its eyes to the future with the launch of its next comprehensive strategic plan, Fidelitas: Faith and Future. The new plan was unanimously adopted by the Samford Board of Trustees in December.
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Samford Recognizes 330 Graduates During Winter Commencement Ceremonies
In December 2022, Samford University honored 330 graduates who either earned a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree during its winter commencement ceremonies.
 
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White Article “Pushing Back Darkness in the Beautiful Game” Published by The Gospel Coalition
Darin White, executive director of Samford’s Center for Sports Analytics, has had a new editorial piece published by The Gospel Coalition. The article, Pushing Back Darkness in the Beautiful Game explains the dark side of professional soccer and highlights innovative strategies that are being used bring about meaningful change.
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Denver Broncos Turn to Samford for Groundbreaking Digital Marketing Study
When the Denver Broncos partnership marketing team wanted to understand how much the inclusion of the team’s official logo and brand marks influence fans’ actions when receiving a digital advertisement from one of their partners, they reached out to none other than Samford University’s Center for Sports Analytics.
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Diké-Minor Finds Flaw in U.S. Health Care Fraud Statutes
A former assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, Chinelo Diké-Minor served as the office’s criminal division’s health care fraud coordinator. Today, she is researching the legislative histories of kickback laws in the United States and argues that the current criminal kickback statutes are not enough to deter health care fraudsters.
 
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Archbishop of Rwanda Exhorts Beeson Divinity Graduates to ‘Go and Be Fruitful’
Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School honored 19 graduates who earned a Master of Divinity degree during its winter Commencement and Service of Consecration on Friday, Dec. 9.
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Cobia Participates in Professional Development and Creates Opportunities for Others to Do the Same
As the executive director of the Alabama Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (AASCD), Jane Cobia, professor of educational leadership in Orlean Beeson School of Education, has the opportunity to impact nearly 700 educators each year.
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Cross-Disciplinary Research by Samford Faculty Highlights the Careers of Retail Innovators Sol Price and Sam Walton
Professors Art Carden and Reggie Harris partnered to write “The Vital Two: Retail Innovation by Sol Price and Sam Walton” which was published by Essays in Economic and Business History in November 2022.
 
 
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