Published on April 17, 2012 by Brad Radice 

The red and blue colors of Samford University were spotted all over the Birmingham area Saturday, April 14, as close to 600 hundred Samford students, faculty, and staff participated in this spring's Samford Gives Back Day. 

 All participants aided the Birmingham community in 37 different locations around the city.

 Samford Gives Back is a campus-wide service initiative organized by the Office of Community Service, the Community Service Council,and Omicron Delta Kappa. The mission of Samford Gives Back is to mobilize Samford students, faculty, staff, and alumni in serving the greater Birmingham community. 

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.