Auburn University launches Samford Hall Collection

AUBURN – Auburn University has announced The Samford Hall Collection, a selection of one-of-a-kind Auburn merchandise and memorabilia created for the Auburn Family by the Auburn Family.

The Samford Hall Collection includes products that are created by artists with ties to the university. The initial merchandise in this collection includes an exclusive line of handblown glass from Orbix Hot Glass of Fort Payne, Ala., owned and operated by Auburn alumni Cal and Christy Breed.

“It is an honor to have the opportunity to collaborate with Auburn University on its Samford Hall Collection. Having been shaped so much as a person and as an artist while I was a student at Auburn, it is a pleasure to design a line of glassware to represent the spirit of the university,” said Cal Breed.

The Orbix Hot Glass product line features pieces crafted exclusively for the Auburn University Family as items that can be collected, cherished and passed down for future generations. Among the first items featured by Orbix is a limited edition 2011 Auburn University Holiday Ornament.

Future items in the Samford Hall Collection will soon include exclusive posters, invitations and notecards designed by Auburn University’s award-winning designers from the Office of Communications and Marketing.

“Our office receives ongoing requests for keepsake items from past events, photograph collections and promotions we host or sponsor,” said Teresa Whitman-McCall, director of campus and community events. “We hope that making these items more broadly available and at very reasonable prices will be of great value to members of the Auburn Family.”

Products from the Samford Hall Collection will be sold through an online store via the Auburn University Marketplace. For more information, or to see the first products in the Samford Hall Collection, go to

(Written by Teresa Whitman-McCall.)

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