Samford to Graduate Approximately 1,237 in May

Published on April 11, 2017 by William Nunnelley  
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Samford University will graduate approximately 1,237 students during seven commencement programs in May. All ceremonies may be viewed via live stream. The programs and speakers follow.

May 5, College of Health Sciences Graduate Programs in the School of Health Professions, Ida Moffett School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy and the School of Public Health, Wright Center, 2 p.m. Speakers: Jordan Webb, candidate for Master of Science, Speech Language Pathology; Nathan Ewell, candidate for Master of Science in Nursing, Educator; Zach Burns, candidate for Doctor of Pharmacy; and Amanda Gillespie, candidate for Master of Public Health.

May 8, Beeson Divinity School, Hodges Chapel, 11 a.m. Speaker: Edwin Gray Hurley, senior minister, South Highland Presbyterian Church, Birmingham.

May 12, Brock School of Business, Wright Center, 11:30 a.m. Speaker: Laura Kelly, managing director, CoreLogic Valuation Solutions.

May 12, College of Health Sciences Undergraduate Programs in the School of Health Professions, Ida Moffett School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy and the School of Public Health, Wright Center, 3:30 p.m. Speakers: Ken Gammada, candidate for Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science; Lana Hunt, candidate for Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Mark Gilliam, candidate for Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy; and Emily Mantooth, candidate for Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics.

May 12, Cumberland School of Law, Wright Center, 6:30 p.m. Speaker: William Pryor Jr., Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals of the 11th Circuit, Acting Chair, U.S. Sentencing Commission.

May 13, Howard College of Arts and Sciences, Wright Center, 10 a.m. Speaker: Carol Nunnelley, Executive Director, Alabama Initiative for Independent Journalism, and editor of BirminghamWatch.

May 13, School of the Arts and Orlean Beeson School of Education, Wright Center, 2 p.m. Speaker: Neil Davis, Davis Architects.

Programs related to commencement during this period:

May 5, Ida Moffett School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony for graduates earning second degrees, Reid Chapel, 10 a.m.

May 11, Air Force ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, Reid Chapel, 2 p.m.

May 12, Ida Moffett School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony for graduates earning bachelor’s degrees, Shades Mountain Baptist Church, 10 a.m.

May 13, Graduating Senior Art Exhibit Reception, Samford Art Gallery, Swearingen Hall, following School of the Arts and Orlean Beeson School of Education commencement.

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ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked Christian university. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South, and Samford is recognized as the top-ranked university in the state of Alabama in national rankings published by Forbes Inc, The Economist and The Wall Street Journal. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states and 30 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. www.samford.edu