With over 50,000 Samford alumni and more than 5,000 current students who live, work, study, and serve all over the world, the Samford family extends into many communities. STORI focuses particularly on oral history projects in Alabama communities our university has been proud to call home. From Marion to East Lake to Homewood, Samford has roots all across Alabama. Staying true to the Samford experience, we involve students in collecting the rich histories of our communities through first-hand accounts.