Alumni Affairs

Our Future is Bright

I HOPE YOUR NEW YEAR is shaping up to be a great one! In December, the Auburn Alumni Association officially welcomed more than 1,600 new graduates to its ranks. The Honorable Harold Melton ’88, presiding Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, delivered a compelling commencement speech to our winter graduates and their guests. Additionally, Alumni Association Board members Susan Black ’77 and Michelle Granberry ’92 presented each new graduate with an association member pin and information packet.

During the first weekend of February, the Auburn Alumni Association hosted an outstanding Auburn Club leadership conference with record attendance. Representatives from club and affiliate groups around the country comprised this enthusiastic group of alumni and friends who proudly serve as amazing ambassadors for Auburn University. Best practices, crucial updates, awards and recognition were topics discussed during key conference sessions. To learn more about this vital program, please visit

In this issue, you will read about how Auburn University’s world-class faculty, alumni and students continue to fulfill our mission through innovation and research. We hope you will enjoy learning more about patented training technology and its use through Vapor Wake dogs who are deployed throughout the country to ensure we are safe.

Additionally, you will read about how our alumni are making a difference through research, such as Dr. Amy Street ’93, who serves as deputy director of Women’s Health Services at the VA’s National Center for PTSD. Finally, I hope you will simply have fun using the augmented reality app that was developed at Auburn University. All of these stories reflect the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Auburn’s research victories.

Since his arrival last June, Auburn University President Dr. Steven Leath has spent countless hours enthusiastically meeting and visiting with Auburn University stakeholders to gather their input to develop an exciting roadmap for the university’s future. We look forward to hearing about his bold strategic vision during his installation ceremony on March 29, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the Auburn Arena. Please join us as we honor him and celebrate Auburn University’s 19th president.

In the meantime, I hope you will renew your commitment and explore new ways to become more involved with your Auburn Alumni Association. We are dedicated to enhancing your engagement and connection to Auburn University and to each other. With your participation, our future is indeed bright!

All the best and War Eagle!

Gretchen VanValkenburg

Gretchen VanValkenburg ’86
Vice President for Alumni Affairs &
Executive Director, Auburn Alumni Association



Susan Barnes

Susan Barnes

Executive Coordinator
(334) 844-3820

Gwen Whitlock

Gwen Whitlock '83

Executive Coordinator
(334) 844-1134


Jessica King

Jessica King '02

(334) 844-2960

Morgan Rigsby

Morgan Rigsby

Administrative Support Specialist
(334) 844-2960

Kate Larkin

Kate Asbury Larkin

Alumni Programs Coordinator
(334) 844-1149

Kate Cole

Kate Cole '07

Alumni Programs Coordinator, Membership
(334) 844-2889

Derek Herscovici

Derek Herscovici '14

Communications Specialist, Assistant Editor of Auburn Magazine
(334) 844-4016

Heather Peevy

Heather Peevy

Art Design Specialist
(334) 844-1293

Kaleigh Peltack

Kaleigh Peltack '17

Art & Design Specialist, Graphic Designer
(334) 844-2912


Jennifer Stephens

Jennifer Stephens

Senior Director
(334) 844-1435

Eddie Orantes

(334) 844-1144

Tammy Hill

Tammie Hill

Analyst III, IRF Financial Reporting
(334) 844-7035

Rhonda Gibson

Rhonda Gibson

Accounts Payable Specialist

Lyn Long

Lyn Long

Alumni Gift/Collections Specialist
(334) 844-1197

Lynn Pauley

Lynn Pauley '90

Office Supervisor
(334) 844-2586

Andrew-Gunn Photo

Andrew Gunn



Danielle Fields

Danielle Fields '02

(334) 844-2985

Taylor Logan

Taylor Logan '06

(334) 844-7420

Janet Bryant

Janet Bryant '85

Administrative Support Specialist
(334) 844-1150

Steve Inabinet

Steve Inabinet '78

Alumni Scholarship Coordinator
(334) 844-2995

Erin Hutchins

Erin Hutchins '09

Alumni Programs Coordinator, Inclusion & Diversity and Student Alumni Association
(334) 844-1146

Blair DeCoux

Blair DeCoux '04

Alumni Programs Coordinator, Auburn Clubs
(334) 844-1148

Amy Pope

Amy Pope

Special Events Coordinator
(334) 844-1443

The Auburn Alumni Center

Welcome to the Auburn Alumni Center! The Auburn Alumni Center is more than a building. It is a story that continues to be written. Whether you are an Auburn alumnus or a friend, you can write yourself into the narrative.

Many hotels and conference centers can offer you a room—a space to hold your wedding, reunion, office party or seminar. But when you are inviting your closest friends and associates to join you for an unforgettable occasion, you want more than “a space”.

You need a place that is as special as your event—as heartwarming as the memories you hope to create. Because of the spirit of family and friendship that first inspired its creation and guided its construction, the Auburn Alumni Center perfectly fills that need.

Touring the Facility

For more information regarding tours of the Auburn Alumni Center, please contact Lynn Pauley, Office Supervisor at 334-844-2586 or email

Room Rentals

As one of the premier rental spaces on campus, the Auburn Alumni Center provides a personal and first-class experience. With more than 6,300 square feet of event and office space in the alumni center, the possibilities are endless.

Promise of Success

As part of our quality of service, we offer the following to ensure that each event is successful: Experienced, professional staff, Meeting rooms that are set up on time and to specification, Reliable equipment, A dedicated facility representative available on the day of the event for assistance, Accurate and timely billing documentation.

Finding the Perfect Space

The Auburn Alumni Center can accommodate 300 visitors. Available for rental are conference rooms which can be configured in a variety of ways. In addition, a large reception area is conveniently located in the facility.

Competitive Rates

It is recognized that our competitive rates are some of the best in town, and we would enjoy the opportunity to host your event or function.

Touring Our Facility

Customized tours of the facility are offered so that potential customers may view the variety of rooms available. Call us to schedule a tour.
If you do not find the information you are looking for on this web site, the information can also be mailed to you, please contact us directly.

Available Rooms

*If all Goodwin Rooms and the Atrium are booked together, booking price is reduced to $1,500.

All events must be concluded, clean up complete and guests must vacate the premises by 11 p.m., unless approved by facilities manager.

Goodwin Rooms

(1 Room) 150 or 50

  • 1/2 Day: $200
  • Full Day: $300
  • Evening: $400
  • Weekend: $600
Goodwin Rooms

(2 or 3) 150 or 50

  • 1/2 Day: $250
  • Full Day: $400
  • Evening: $500
  • Weekend: $800*


  • 1/2 Day: $300
  • Full Day: $400
  • Evening: $600
  • Weekend: $1000*
Gilmore Board u shape with chairs


  • 1/2 Day: $500
  • Full Day: $750
  • Evening: $875
  • Weekend: $1000
Sewell Library

10, no food allowed

  • 1/2 Day: $150
  • Full Day: $250
  • Evening: $325
  • Weekend: $400

Contact About Rentals

Room Rental Function Request Form

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Equipment Rental Rates

We provide up-to-date equipment to support electronic presentations and audio amplifications.


$50 Kitchen Facility
$10 Screen
$40 Music docking station
$40 Wireless Lapel Microphone
$20 Hand-held Microphone
$75 50″ Mounted TV
$50 Piano
$100 Projector
$20 Podium (with attached microphone)
$20 DVD Player
$20 Conference speaker phone

Availability and Terms

Please call 10 days in advance to secure specific equipment. All rooms are set up to accommodate any equipment needs.

Projection Equipment

The Auburn Alumni Center has available a variety of projection equipment including LCD projectors and projection screens. Support is available to set up equipment provided by the center.

NOTE: Our LCD projectors work with most laptops, but compatibility is not guaranteed.