Stories are what connect us all. They are what we wait for in a sermon, what makes a politician seem human, what turns raw data into a catalyst for action. These personal connections can cement an education experience, widen perspectives, and preserve the mission of our university. Listen to students reflect on what they learned from the oral history process.

Photo Claire Gaxiola
Claire Gaxiola
Samford International Students 
Photo Jacqueline Taylor
Jacqueline Taylor
My research with the Oral History department at Samford University, and thereby the Birmingham Botanical Gardens too, has already helped me, and will help me to be a better journalist, scientist, and person of this society. 
Photo JD Tyler
J.D. Tyler
Office of Spiritual Life 
Photo Kloe Freeman
Kloe Freeman
This semester I worked in the Birmingham Botanical Gardens project and had the privilege of interviewing three major players in the Gardens' history.