October 31, 2016
A $250,000 gift from Columbus Regional Health in Columbus, Ga., will support two classrooms in Auburn University’s new School of Nursing facility. The gift will fund active learning classrooms, which, unlike traditional classrooms, promote student project engagement and better utilize wireless technology for class applications. These flexible team learning environments are designed to accommodate evolving […]
September 19, 2016
Nearly 50 years after its founding as a school of business and 25 years after its move into Lowder Hall, Auburn University’s Raymond J. Harbert College of Business will have a second home. A $15 million commitment from 1982 alumnus Raymond J. Harbert, matched by $15 million from Auburn University, will fund the construction of […]
September 9, 2016
A $2 million gift from John and Rosemary Brown, both 1957 graduates, has created the first eminent scholar chair in Auburn University’s College of Sciences and Mathematics. The Browns established the endowed chair in the college’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics to help recruit and recognize a top scholar in any of the department’s foundational […]
September 2, 2016
Thanks to the generous philanthropy of alumni and friends through Because This is Auburn — A Campaign for Auburn University, Auburn is the first university in the state to raise $1 billion in a comprehensive fundraising campaign. Auburn achieved this remarkable success in record time — more than a year earlier than projected. With 16 […]
August 24, 2016
An estate gift from Dr. H. B. “Woody” Bartlett ’64 will establish the Bartlett Scholars Program at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, providing scholarships for deserving veterinary professional and graduate students. Read the full story on Auburn.edu.
December 12, 2015
Melissa Brown Herkt, a 1977 civil engineering graduate, Auburn University Foundation board director, and Auburn Alumni Association Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, encouraged Auburn’s 1,549 graduates to work with integrity. “A reputation is something we spend a lifetime earning,” said Herkt as the keynote speaker for the university’s two graduation ceremonies on Dec. 12. Read the […]
December 2, 2015
The Auburn University Foundation recently appointed three new directors to its volunteer board of directors: Sharlene Reed Evans of Jacksonville, Florida; Gregory Lewis Heston of Atlanta; and Gerald W. Smith of Huntsville, Alabama. The board also elected its 2016 officers, which include second-term board chair Thomas Gossom Jr. ’75 of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; vice […]
November 3, 2015
Auburn University and the Auburn University Foundation recently honored five faculty members with endowed professorships. The endowed professorships were created through the Endowed Professorship Campaign and donors whose philanthropic gifts made the professorships possible. Read more on Auburn.edu
October 28, 2015
A permanent endowment will benefit the operations and community programs of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences’ Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve while memorializing Dr. Nick Holler’s devotion to conservation and environmental education. Read more on Auburn.edu.
October 12, 2015
Auburn University Foundation director, Montgomery, Ala. physician, and Auburn's first African-American pre-med student Dr. John Jernigan '75 received the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Sciences and Mathematics.