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 University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.