Dear Alumni and Friends,
War Eagle! The slogan for our current Auburn Alumni Association membership campaign is “You Belong.” That is a perfect idea on which to base this campaign. It certainly applies to every member of the Auburn family.
As a student, you belonged. You felt like you belonged when you came to visit Auburn as a high school student. You could picture yourself walking down the concourse and going to class in Haley Center. You applied because it felt almost like “home” and you were comfortable here. You loved your time here because it became “home” to you. You joined various clubs and organizations during your undergraduate or graduate years because you found your niche, your interests, your friends, your identity. You were a part of these groups…and you belonged.
As an alumnus, you still belong. You belong to your local Auburn club. These clubs need your volunteer time to promote the Auburn spirit and your support for student scholarships. You belong in the stands cheering for our Tigers — whether at Jordan-Hare, in Auburn Arena, on the baseball or softball diamonds, at the track, or at the horse ring. Your support helps our athletes compete and win. You will always belong in the school/college you studied and in the organizations you were a part of. You desire for those disciplines to continue to be as great as they can be and to keep attracting top students who will keep the Auburn academic legacy strong.
And, last, but certainly not least, you belong in the Auburn Alumni Association. We need you as a contributing or life member because your participation helps us continue to strengthen the relationships between Auburn men and women. In this report you will see evidence of the impact the association can have on the alumni community and all across the university.
Auburn means “family,” and we are all part of our ever-growing Auburn family. You belong in this family — and there will always be a place for you at our table. Come home to Auburn — visit frequently. Stay connected. Stay engaged. Auburn needs you. YOU BELONG, and we are counting on you to stay true to the family.
I believe in Auburn and love it — and I know you do, too.