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Effecting Change from the Top Down through the Transformation Leadership Academy
In 2014, dynamic leaders in the field of education began touting the need for high-level and innovative leadership across Alabama’s school systems. The response was the development of the Transformation Leadership Academy (TLA), the brainchild of Ruth Ash, former dean of Orlean Beeson School of Education.
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Samford Debate Finishes in Elite Eight at Season Opener, Captures Third and Fourth Speaker
The Samford Debate team was successful at their first tournament of the season at Northwestern University from Sept. 16-19. 
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Samford University Offers Cybersecurity Courses for First-Time
Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a “32% growth in cybersecurity employees between 2022 and 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations.” To ensure Samford students are prepared to enter this growing workforce, Samford University now offers cybersecurity classes through the Department of Math and Computer Science.
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Celebrity Chef Named University’s Culinary Advisor
The right ingredients mixed together can make for a perfect dish. That’s what Samford hopes for in its plan to enrich the student dining experience, with one unique piece of that recipe being James Briscione ‘01.
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Samford Welcomes Record-Breaking Number of Guests to Family Weekend 2023
The campus hosted a record-breaking number of guests from across the country for a range of exciting events.
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Cumberland School of Law National Trial Team Ranks 5th in the Nation in the Trial Competition Performance Rankings
Samford University Cumberland School of Law’s National Trial Team has been ranked 5th in the nation in the 2022-23 Trial Competition Performance Rankings and is 4th overall since 2016.
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Samford Education Welcomes Bill Cleveland Home to its Faculty
Homewood is no stranger to Bill Cleveland--the veteran educator served Homewood City Schools as superintendent for 12 years before his retirement in 2020. After completing an impressive 31 years in public education, Cleveland spent the past two and a half years working in education consulting as the vice president of sales and operations with Lean Frog Consulting Services.
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Samford Recreates Dining Experience with Massive Renovation of Caf
The Caf, Samford’s largest dining area, underwent a $10 million renovation over the summer.
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Students Moved by Bache Visiting Writers Series Poet Frank X Walker
On Monday, Sept. 11, at Harry's Coffeehouse, Bache’s Visiting Writers series showcased poet and professor Frank X Walker’s most notable poetry collections.
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Bethel Baptist Church Finds Connection Through Samford’s Center for Congregational Resources
After 135 years in Bessemer, Alabama, Bethel Baptist Church has planted deep roots in its community with the help of 75 currently active members. Calvin Bell has been the pastor of Bethel Baptist Church for over 23 years and is passionate about spreading the Gospel to other local communities and churches.
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Samford Gearing Up to Celebrate Homecoming with New Events, Tailgates and More
Homecoming is quickly approaching, and the Samford University Alumni Association is looking forward to celebrating reunions, offering new events and tailgating on the Quad! On October 27-28, Samford will host the largest alumni event of the year with alumni, friends, parents, students and employees gathering together for a weekend of fun and fellowship.
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Bowdre Elected as Samford’s Trustee Chair
Judge Karon O. Bowdre was named chair of the university’s Board of Trustees on Sept. 8.
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Samford Alumna Jessica Smith Accepted into University of Notre Dame Law School Fellows Cohort
Jessica Smith ’23, an alumna of Samford University’s fellows’ program, is currently attending the University of Notre Dame Law School and has been accepted into the school’s Murphy Fellowship program, a cohort that supports students who are studying law and religion.
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Carden Paper, “Gordon Tullock and the Economics of Slavery”, Published by Public Choice
Art Carden, the Margaret Gage Bush distinguished professor of economics, has had a new paper, “Gordon Tullock and the Economics of Slavery”, published by Public Choice.
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Business Alumnus Uses Samford Experience to Encourage Others to Embrace New Challenges
Sukh Saluja ’99, M.Acc. ’00, knows how to make taking risks pay off, as made known by both his journey to Samford University and his post-graduate journey to Macquarie Group. Macquarie is a diversified global financial services group headquartered in Australia and operates in 34 markets in asset management, corporate advisory, retail and business banking, wealth management and much more. Saluja currently works in their New York City office and serves as their chief financial officer for the Americas.
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month falls between September 15 and October 15 each year, and Samford plans to celebrate the occasion with several events for students, faculty and community members to partake in.
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Samford's Brock School of Business Announces Another Record Enrollment for Fall 2023
Samford University’s Brock School of Business has announced another record enrollment semester. In total, 1,031 students are enrolled for the fall 2023 semester.
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Songwriter and Author Bradley Collins '01 Establishes Scholarship for Creatives
Songwriter and Author Bradley Collins '01 establishes a scholarship for Samford University Howard College of Arts and Sciences students.
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Soccer To Host VMI For Senior Day Thursday, Play At UNCG Sunday
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Samford University soccer team will play host to the VMI Keydets Thursday at 4 p.m. at Shauna Yelton Field, and will play at UNC Greensboro Sunday at 12 p.m. (CT) in Greensboro, N.C.
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Raymond Named SoCon Student-Athlete Of The Week
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Mary Raymond, a senior on the Samford soccer team, was named the Southern Conference's Student-Athlete of the Week when the league released its weekly academic award Wednesday afternoon.
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Samford Football Welcomes ETSU To Seibert Stadium On Saturday
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the second time in as many weeks, the Samford football team will take the field at Seibert Stadium as the Bulldogs welcome the ETSU Buccaneers to Birmingham for a Southern Conference contest.
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Pro Dogs: Week Three
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The 2023 NFL campaign kicked off this month with four former members of the Samford football team on active rosters.
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Bulldogs Wrap Up Play At Graeme McDowell Invitational
ONEONTA, Ala. – The Samford men's golf team placed 12th at the Graeme McDowell Invitational, played Sunday through Tuesday at the Limestone Springs Golf Course (Par 72, 6,987 yards).
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Women’s Tennis Gets Fall Off To Strong Start At Samford Round Robin
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Samford women's tennis team got its fall season off to a strong start by hosting the first of two Samford Round Robin tournaments this weekend at the Samford Tennis Center.