I hope this issue of the Auburn Magazine finds you well and enjoying a festive holiday season. As 2016 draws to a close, I wanted to offer my thanks for making a difference! Thousands of alumni and friends continue to show their passion and support of Auburn University by participating in Auburn Alumni Association sponsored programs and services. Because of you . . .
250 scholarships were provided to students! Through the Auburn Alumni Association Endowment and the Auburn Club Scholarship program, the association in 2015-16 awarded more than 250 scholarships for use by students in the following academic year. After a successful Tiger Giving Day, the association created a new, fully funded scholarship endowment of more than $25,000 for U.S. Military veterans wishing to attend Auburn.
165,458 alumni and friends connected! Signature events such as Lifetime Achievement Awards, Golden Eagles Reunion, Black Alumni Weekend, Club Leadership Conference, and Hospitality Tailgate continue to be popular and well attended. Additionally, the engagement of alumni and friends reaches across campus in partnerships with athletics, academic units and research, along with community partnerships such as A-Day and Homecoming festivities are growing.
17,000 alumni participated in Auburn Club and Affiliate events! Volunteer leaders ensured alumni around the globe were able to network with each other through regular meetings, Tiger Trek Events with the AU coaching staff, and game watch parties. Additionally, Auburn Clubs engaged close to 600 high school students in freshman send-office events across the country.