Posted by Hannah Henderson on 2015-02-04

Samford University’s School of Education is celebrating its 100th anniversary throughout 2015. As part of the celebration, the school established the Learning for Life Award to honor graduates who have excelled in their career or made an impact in the lives of others. The recipients will be honored during Homecoming weekend next November.

Deadline for nominations is Aug. 15.

School of Education Dean Jeanie Box said the inaugural award is special because it is the first of its kind given by the school and is given during a memorable point in its history.

"Our graduates make great contributions to their professions, community, state, nation and world,” said Box. “We are thrilled to honor them during such a milestone year.”


About Samford UniversitySamford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.