Auburn Magazine – Fall 2019

Auburn Magazine Fall 2019

Features

An Experiment That Had to Work

An Experiment That Had to Work

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Always On A Stage When Henry Harris debuted for Auburn’s varsity men’s basketball team on Dec. 1, 1969, more than 22 years had passed since Jackie Robinson integrated Major League…
Planes to the Plains

Planes to the Plains

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Sandi Meehan could not believe what she was hearing when New York Auburn Club President Nicole Klein ’05 told her the reason for her call. Surely, this was a joke.…
Part of Something we all believe in

Part of Something We All Believe In

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The first to graduate was Katie Basden’s paternal grandfather, Osburn Clyde Prather Sr. 1909, and her maternal grandfather Joseph Embree Jenkins Sr. ’32. Next were her parents, Deana Prather ’64…

Other Stories

Dad Jokes

Dad Jokes

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“THIS IS THE PERFECT TIME — my son went down for a nap five minutes ago.” Paul Schissler ’11 is standing in his New York City apartment, still jet-lagged from…
The Service Man

The Service Man

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IN HIS MORE THAN 16 YEARS AS A UNITED STATES MARINE, Gunnery Sergeant Kyle Venable ’19 worked as a technician and an instructor on multiple military bases. He deployed on…
Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond

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JUNE 23, 2016 IS THE DAY THAT CHANGED ANNE NELSON’S LIFE. June 23, 2016 is the day Anne Nelson’s life did not change at all. Nelson had returned to her…
On the Mend

On the Mend

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IT WAS EARLY SATURDAY MORNING, April 27, 2019, when two chartered buses pulled into a church parking lot in Beauregard and close to 100 athletes and coaches from the University…
Breaking Bread and Barriers

Breaking Bread And Barriers

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One of the first things Beth Westmoreland Miller ’13 associated with Auburn was Rotel dip. The daughter of two Auburn alumni, the Miller football tailgates invariably featured the spicy beef-and-cheese…