Rachel Stokes Becomes Samford’s First Doctor of Public Health Graduate
At Samford's spring commencement ceremony, Rachel Stokes became the first graduate of the School of Public Health’s Doctor of Public Health, a professional doctoral program designed to prepare graduates for leadership roles in the field of public health, focusing on the practical application of public health principles across a variety of settings.
Samford Awards 1,340 Degrees to Class of 2021 During Five Ceremonies
For the first time in a year, commencement ceremonies were held on campus and in-person.
Samford’s College of Health Sciences Awards 318 Bachelor’s Degrees to its Class of 2021
Samford's College of Health Sciences held its spring commencement ceremony for its undergraduate programs on May 7, awarding 318 bachelor's degrees to graduates from the college’s four schools.
Samford Celebrates its Class of 2020 with an In-Person Ceremony, Reception
Samford University honored graduates from its Class of 2020 on April 24 with a ceremony and reception. Previously, this class had to celebrate its commencement virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commencement for College of Health Sciences Awards 338 Master’s and Doctoral Degrees
Samford's College of Health Sciences held its spring commencement ceremony for its graduate programs on April 23, awarding 338 master’s and doctoral degrees to graduates from the college’s four schools.
Samford Students Play Integral Role in On-Campus Vaccination Clinic
Students and employees within the four schools of Samford's College of Health Sciences facilitated on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinics, administering thousands of vaccines to the community and demonstrating the university's commitment to interprofessional education and practice.
Ratcliffe is Recognized by Alma Mater for her Visionary Leadership
Carol Ratcliffe, professor, and chair of Samford's Department of Healthcare Administration, was selected as one of University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing’s 70 Visionary Leaders.
Virtual White Coat Ceremony Honors 2021 Dietetic Interns
Samford's School of Public Health honored its 2021 cohort of dietetic interns through a virtual white coat ceremony on January 30. The ceremony, which premiered on the school's Facebook page, represents the beginning of the interns’ year of clinical rotations.
School of Public Health Graduate Continues to Serve Her Community through Nutrition
Tammie Brown graduates from Samford’s dietetic internship and Master of Public Health programs, finishing a seven-year journey of pursuing a bachelor’s and master’s degree after 20 years in the U.S. Army. Now, she plans to pour her education back into her business, which offers fitness and nutrition programs for older adults in her community.
Public Health Faculty Adapt and Offer New Experiences for Students During COVID-19
As students returned for a new academic year, faculty in Samford's School of Public Heath went above and beyond to engage students, adapting and expanding the educational experiences they offer.
Social Work Professor Explores the Effects of Social Distancing on Human Behavior
Christson Adedoyin, a professor in Samford's School of Public Health, is serving as the lead editor for a special issue on the effects on social distancing and human behavior for the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.
School of Public Health Honors 57 Graduates through Virtual Commencement Ceremony
Samford University’s School of Public Health honored 57 graduates at its virtual commencement ceremony, August 15. Of these graduates, 22 earned a Bachelor of Science and 35 received their master’s degree. The commencement speakers both shared personal stories from their time at Samford, expressing how the unpredictable nature of life can reveal blessings you didn’t expect.
Master of Social Work Graduate Earns Degree to Be an Advocate for Children
Sesaria Calderon ’20 has a passion for serving children. After earning her Master of Social Work from Samford's School of Public Health, she now works as a therapist at Blount County Children’s Center, a child advocacy center in central Alabama.
Public Health Graduate Demonstrates Commitment to Public Service with AmeriCorps VISTA
Katie Brabham '20 comes from a large military family, so when she graduated from Samford's School of Public Health with a degree in public health, she knew she wanted to pursue a career of public service. Today, she works as a member of AmeriCorps VISTA.
Student & Faculty Collaborate on Diabetes Research
Research is an important component of Samford's nutrition and dietetics major, and while students often engage in their own projects, they also have the opportunity to support the ongoing research conducted by faculty, as is the story with professor Suresh Mathews and alumnus Callie Nickels '18.
Samford Launches Joint Master’s Degree with Business and Healthcare Administration
In coordination with its School of Public Health and Brock School of Business, Samford University now offers a joint Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program that can be completed fully online.
Samford’s College of Health Sciences Offers Encouragement to Students Graduating into COVID-19
While its spring commencement ceremonies have been postponed, Samford University’s College of Health Science still conferred 273 master’s and doctoral degrees on Friday, May 1, to graduates of its four schools: School of Health Professions, Ida Moffett School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy and School of Public Health.
Patricia Terry: A Winning Recipe
One highlight of nutrition and dietetics professor Patricia Terry's career at Samford has been seeing the level of research undergraduate students are doing.