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Basketball Coach Bucky McMillan Talks Opening Season
Samford Sports Wrap Up, a series highlighting Samford's coaches and staff throughout the academic year, features new head men's basketball coach Bucky McMillan.
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Despite Pandemic, 95% of May 2020 Samford Graduates Employed or in Graduate School
Despite the various challenges presented by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Samford University graduates continue to transition into the workforce successfully.
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Orlean Beeson School of Education Alumni Continue to Make a Difference Amid COVID-19
As Samford University and the rest of the world have settled into a new normal as COVID-19 continues, Orlean Beeson School of Education alumni have continued to find innovative ways to adapt amid the pandemic.
 
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New student scholarship to honor Beeson Divinity School longtime faculty member Robert Smith Jr.
Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School announces a new scholarship in honor of longtime faculty member Robert Smith Jr. for his more than 20 years at Beeson and his more than 50 years of preaching God’s Word.
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Cumberland School of Law's National Advocacy Teams Excel During Virtual Competitions
The fall 2020 semester has looked different from years past due to hurdles created by COVID-19, but Cumberland School of Law’s national advocacy teams have adapted and thrived in a challenging environment. Through the use of virtual platforms, Cumberland’s teams have proven successful during the fall competitions.
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Orlean Beeson School of Education Doctoral Candidates Research the Benefits of Dogs in Schools
As candidates in the doctoral program at Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education, Wendy Story and Laura Tate decided to research the effects of facility dogs used as school-wide intervention in elementary schools.
 
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Samford Athletics Leads Nation In NCAA Division I Graduation Success Rate
Samford University’s student-athletes lead the nation in the NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR).
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Samford Joins Local Partners to Plant 200 Trees in Homewood for Annual Event
Samford students, faculty and staff volunteered with community members from the Homewood Environmental Commission, Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Friends of Shades Creek for the annual Green Skies Tree Planting.
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Hill and Mathis Earn SoCon All-Conference Awards
Two Samford employees have earned Southern Conference (SoCon) 2020 All-Conference Faculty and Staff Awards
 
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Samford M.Div./M.B.A. Alumnus Chosen to Lead Newly Formed Hope Community Church
McElwain Baptist Church was adopted by Shades Mountain Baptist Church and has been renamed Hope Community Church. Jacob Simmons ’06 (M.Div./M.B.A. ’09) has been named its new senior pastor.
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Samford University Graduate Students to Launch Educational Consulting Business
Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education graduate students Lisa Lawrenz and Julie Emory-Johnson are bridging the gap for teachers through their new, Birmingham-based educational consulting company Inside Voices.
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Grayson Finds Enriched Experiences in Online Political Science Education
Marissa Grayson is a veteran of television interviews about politics, so it isn’t unusual for some of her audiences to see her on screen rather than at the front of a traditional classroom. That’s how she’s teaching everyone during the pandemic, and the transition online has not diminished her dedication to the work.
 
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Beeson Staff Member Earns Master of Divinity After 24 Years, Wins Student Preaching Award
After enrolling in his first class at Beeson Divinity School in 1996, Beeson’s technology and media manager Rob Willis graduates 24 years later with a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree this December.
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Cumberland School of Law Ranks 15th in the Nation on Employment Honor Roll List
Samford University Cumberland School of Law was listed as the 15th law school in the country on preLaw Magazine’s Employment Honor Roll list.
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SGA T-Shirt Campaign to Raise Funds for Motley Scholarship
Samford’s Student Government Association (SGA) and the Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives are partnering to create the Dr. Eric L. Motley Elevate Others Scholarship to recruit and retain minority students in leadership roles on campus.
 
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Orlean Beeson School of Education Hosts Virtual Educational Leadership Doctoral Candidate Institute
The institute serves as a helpful resource for candidates and encourages them to reach their doctoral degrees, a career milestone for educational leaders.
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Samford Celebrates Virtual Homecoming Nov. 12-14
This week Samford will celebrate its first-ever virtual homecoming Nov. 12-14.
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Walker Shares the Power in Seeking Help During ‘For the Good’ Interview
University President Andrew Westmoreland interviewed Cecelia Walker ‘98, the executive director of chaplaincy and clinical pastoral education for the Brookwood Baptist Health System, as part of the “For the Good” convocation series, sponsored through the Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership.
 
 
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