Alumni Office Seeks Samford
Traditions are often passed down by word of mouth. Thus, they
are vulnerable to being lost to the passage of time or even differing
For example, when Samford moved to its present location from
East Lake, it could not bring along Sherman Oak, a traditional
gathering place for students.
Other Samford traditions have suffered a similar fate. The annual
Candlelight Dinner made the transition from East Lake, but later
disappeared because the number of graduating seniors grew to
an unmanageable size.
Yet, traditions are important as they tie together generations
around important and lasting experiences in life, especially
during university years.
Most Samford people would quickly identify one of the school's
great traditions, Step Sing. But what of the others?
In an effort to identify, resurrect and establish meaningful
Samford traditions, the Office of Alumni Affairs is asking alumni
to share traditions from the past. Students are being asked to
share current traditions. A future issue of Seasons will carry
a story on the findings.
Share your traditions by E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or via
regular mail to Office of Alumni Affairs, Samford University,
Birmingham, AL 35229.