Alumni Profiles

Mandy Stanley


Mandy Jayne Stanley, '14, was named the 2014 National Student Teacher of the Year by the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education and the Association of Teacher Education. This is the first time the award has been granted to an Alabama student and includes a $1,200 cash prize and national recognition. Click here to read more.


From backpacking in New Mexico’s Pecos Wilderness to sea kayaking in the Bahamas, and hiking across Birmingham, alumni Bill Andrews creates outdoor classrooms for students through his Birmingham-based company, Treeline Expeditions. Andrews is a graduate of the Samford Class of 1997 in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. Bill Andrews

By day, Bill Andrews teaches fifth grade at Mountain Brook Elementary School beside his wife, Suzanne Andrews – but once the bell rings, the Andrews’ teaching is transformed into helping students safely explore, dream and discover the world around them. The Andrews’ have a combined 39 years of teaching and 20 years of professional outdoor experience.

To learn more about Treeline Expeditions, click here.

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Samford's School of Education recently hosted a luncheon for its Centennial Planning Committee. Here, Jane Bond and Lo Rowan, both education alumni, enjoy the fellowship and reminiscing about their days as college roommates. Dr. Jeanna Westmoreland hosted the group at her and President Westmoreland's home. The committee is helping plan events for next year in celebration of the school's 100th year of teacher educator programs.

For further information information about our upcoming year of celebration, please contact alumni relations coordinator Kathy Acton at 205-726-4224 or, or click here.