While we were founded in 1856, the Auburn Alumni Association’s virtual speaker series is the newest way for you to interact with Auburn alumni, coaches, faculty and staff.

All shows will be broadcast live on our Facebook Page and uploaded to this page after the event.


October 29, 2020
11:30 am CDT

18:56 with James Manasseh and David Housel
Tiger Nation Challenge

David Housel and James Manasseh headshots

David and Jimmy will share their love of the tigers and reflect on the history of the Auburn v LSU rivalry.

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October 15, 2020

18:56 with Josh and Paige Wetzel

October 1, 2020

18:56 with Kenneth Reese and Joy Scott
Alabama 4-H

September 24, 2020

18:56 with Allen Greene
Director of Athletics, Auburn University

September 17, 2020

18:56 with Dr. Frank F. (Skip) Bartol
Alumni Professor & Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Auburn University – College of Veterinary Medicine

September 3, 2020

18:56 with John Kelton and Mike Taylor
Exhibits of the Cook Museum of Natural Science in Decatur, AL and the museum’s incredible connection to Auburn University.

August 27, 2020

18:56 with Dr. Martin O’Neill and Hans van der Reijdan.
Guests will discuss the Tony & Libba Rane Culinary Science Center

August 13, 2020
18:56 with Dr. Fred Kam
Director of the Student Health Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Board-certified Internist

July 16, 2020
18:56 with Ada Ruth Huntley
Student Government Association President at Auburn University
Current Auburn University Student

July 9, 2020
18:56 with Asim Ali
Executive Director,
Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

June 25, 2020
18:56 with Cindi Malinick
Director and Chief Curator,
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

June 18, 2020
18:56 with Aubie
Auburn University Mascot

June 11, 2020
18:56 with Bonnie Plants
President / CEO Mike Sutterer
Production Manager / Maddison Matthews

June 4, 2020
18:56 with Christa Cotton
Founder / CEO New Orleans Beverage Group
El Guapo

May 28, 2020
18:56 with Auburn Clubs Program
Moira Pyle & Emma Brannon
Clubs Program Coordinators

May 21, 2020
18:56 with Adam Hood
Adam Hood

May 14, 2020
18:56 with Paul Schissler
Paul Schissler

May 7, 2020
Life as an Entertainment Reporter, Her Time at Auburn and More
Chloe Melas
Entertainment Reporter

April 30, 2020
Navigating Your Mental Health Through COVID-19
Markie Pasternak
Coordinator of Outreach and Peer Education
Health Promotion & Wellness Services

Dustin Johnson
Ph.D., Assistant Director for Outreach and Mental Health Initiatives,
Licensed Psychologist

April 24, 2020
Smart Money Management During COVID-19
Dr. Damion McIntosh
Lecturer of Finance
Auburn University


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