Pamela Yau Smith, a Learning Enhancement and Academic Design teacher at Edgewood Elementary School—and a graduate of our Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies—received word a few days ago that she is one of 32 educators across the country this year to receive the Milken Family Foundation Award, a prestigious honor that is known in the world of K-12 education as the “Education Oscar.”  Congratulations, Pamela!

The world is better because of the creativity and dedication of Pamela Yau Smith and the graduates of the Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies.


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.