Fall 2000
Vol. 17 No. 3
Publication Number:
USPS 244-800


Turkey Creek Vigil

It's the Excitement'

Genome Research Yields Quick Returns

Samford Ranked Fifth in South by U.S. News & World Report

Education School Scores High in Effective Teacher Preparation

Faculty Accolades

Upcoming Samford Tours

ODK Seeking 50 Exemplary Alumni To Mark Society's Anniversary

Manis Biography Wins Lillian Smith Book Award

University of Georgia Beckons Garver, Hanson with Sizable Postgraduate Packages

Alumni Office Seeks Samford Traditions

Sequoyah, Cunningham Join Men's Hall of Fame

Samford Begins Offering Doctor of Education Program

Deupree Recognized for Fighting Illiteracy

Tillette: Men's Team One
Big Question Mark

Cochran, Moore Lead Veteran Women's Basketball Team



Fall 2000

Alumni Office Seeks Samford Traditions

Traditions are often passed down by word of mouth. Thus, they are vulnerable to being lost to the passage of time or even differing circumstances.

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 alumni@samford.edu or via regular mail to Office of Alumni Affairs, Samford University, Birmingham, AL 35229.