Published on September 1, 2020 by Sarah Cain  
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This fall, Samford University Alumni Association will host several events for chapters to connect remotely, including a book club, professional development and worship. 

The schedule includes three newly developed event series—Everyday Essentials with Samford, Samford Alumni Virtual Book Club and Samford Alumni Webinar Series.

During Everyday Essentials with Samford, attendees can learn in virtual “classes” meant to provide alumni from all walks of life a simple way to gain valuable life skills. These short, 30-minute classes may be creative or practical in nature and will cover various topics designed to appeal to many life phases and interests. 

Launched this summer, the virtual book club will continue this fall. Each quarter, a book written by one our alumni will be selected and announced via email. Those interested in participating can register via email to be invited to a video conference call with the author and a closed Facebook group to further discuss with other alumni across the country. Katherine ‘04 and Jay Wolf ‘04 have been selected as the authors for the fall 2020 edition of the Samford Alumni Virtual Book Club. 

Also continuing from the summer,  the alumni webinar series provides meaningful opportunities for alumni to continue learning from top professionals.  Covering a wide variety of topics and experiences, these webinars will leave participants feeling inspired, encouraged, educated and challenged.

"We have been thrilled with the participation in our virtual events since launching in the spring," director of alumni programs Casey Ramey said. "We have worked to develop extensive fall programming we know can continue to build and engage the Samford community in their cities in a virtual manner."

Calendar of Virtual Alumni Activities – Samford University Alumni Association 

SEPTEMBER

  • September 15-18 – Everyday Essentials with Samford
  • September 22 – “Bring Back the Bulldogs” Virtual Panel Discussion – Samford Black Alumni Association, Young Alumni Board of Birmingham

OCTOBER

  • October 6 – Samford Alumni Virtual Book Club Author Chat – Katherine ‘04 and Jay Wolf ‘04
  • October 7 – Virtual Panel Discussion – All Samford Alumni Clubs
  • October 12-16 – Samford Alumni Appreciation Week
  • October 13 – “Bring Back the Bulldogs” Virtual Panel Discussion – Montgomery, Mobile, Memphis and Orlando Alumni Chapters
  • October 20 – “Bring Back the Bulldogs” Virtual Panel Discussion – Nashville Alumni Chapter, YAB Nashville, Dallas-Fort Worth Alumni Chapter
  • October 22 – “Bring Back the Bulldogs” Virtual Panel Discussion – Atlanta Alumni Chapter, YAB Atlanta, New York City Alumni Chapter, Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter
  • October 29 – Samford Alumni Webinar Series - Keynote Speakers:  Dr. Denise Gregory, Mr. Robert Holmes

NOVEMBER

  • November 12-14 – Virtual Homecoming
 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized 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 2nd nationally for student engagement and US News & World Report ranks Samford 86th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,729 students from 47 states and 30 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 1st nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.