Samford University The BelltowerOctober 2003

Memories and Milestones: Samford Homecoming 2003

View the complete Samford Homecoming schedule online and make your plans today!

Samford alumni periodically have met together to renew acquaintances, share a meal and raise support for their alma mater for at least 137 years. In January 1866, then-Howard College and Marion, Ala., welcomed Samuel Sterling Sherman, former college president, home at the close of the Civil War. By 1870, the alumni association had elected officers and inaugurated an official annual reunion of alumni that included a banquet in connection with spring commencement ceremonies.

In 1919, a fall reunion was held for the first time in conjunction with a Bulldogs football game. The traditions of both a fall homecoming and a banquet at spring commencement continued through 1992.

This year, Samford renews the tradition of an alumni banquet and invites alumni and their families to come home for a weekend of reunions, banquets and football to celebrate Samford’s glorious past and exciting future.

More info about... 2003 Homecoming Schedule

Kuh Praises Samford Faculty
“...In terms of learning, it's not who comes in the door, but what they do while they're here...”

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Donors Revitalize Student Exercise Facility
“...transformational stewardship allows the University to provide for the needs of students beyond the basic instructional costs for faculty and classrooms that are covered by student tuition...”
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Alumni and Parents Form New ‘Samford Club’
“...Nurturing lifelong relationships with Samford University is the primary focus of an expanded Samford Club concept being implemented this fall...”
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Sunday Afternoon Hymn Sing October 5 to Feature Works of Philip P. Bliss
“...Under the direction of legendary gospel musician Dick Baker of Dallas, Texas, the program will pay tribute to the life and works of Philip Paul Bliss, who has been described as ‘one of God’s gifts to modern Christian music...”
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Samford Collects Traditions and Alumni Stories
“...Samford University needs your help documenting Samford traditions, campus culture and anecdotes from 1841 to the present...”
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Homecoming Is Here!
View the complete Samford Homecoming schedule online and make your plans today!
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Football Legend "Rudy" To Speak at Samford University
"...Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger’s personal story of triumph in the face of adversity inspired the critically acclaimed 1993 film 'Rudy'..."
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