Published on February 7, 2013 by Sean Flynt
In announcing the award at a Feb. 7 Arts and Sciences Assembly, Political Science Department chair Fred Shepherd said Bolden “exemplifies what so many of us strive for in a teaching-oriented college.” He noted that the praise submitted on Bolden’s behalf emphasized her dedication to students’ academic and personal growth and the rich, diverse resources she brings to the classroom.
The praise also mentioned Bolden’s dedication to social justice and Project Africa Now, a Samford organization she helped create to spread awareness about conditions in Sudan, Rwanda, and Darfur, and to create more involvement nationally and internationally in Africa.
This is Bolden’s second major teaching award in recent years. In 2010, the Greater Birmingham chapter of the United Nations Association honored Bolden with its Outstanding Educator Award.
Department of World Languages and Cultures