Auburn Magazine

You Haven't Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

Winter Issue 2016

In homes now!

Unchained: He might be singing “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin,’ ” but Bucky Heard ’89 feels anything but lost as half of the re-formed Righteous Brothers.

Taking Flight: From the days of the Wright Brothers to today’s War Eagle Flying Team, flight education at Auburn marks 75 years of long, hard-won history.

The Second Heard Round the World: Long known by fans as the “Voice of the Auburn Tigers,” veteran sports announcer Rod Bramblett became a 2013 media sensation in the span of one second. In an excerpt from his new autobiography, he recalls the moment, play by play.

Online Content

  • Auburn Magazine Winter 2016 Issue
  • Auburn Magazine 2016 Fall Issue Cover
  • Auburn Magazine Summer 2016 Feature
  • Auburn Magazine Spring 2016 Feature
  • Auburn Magazine Winter 2015 Feature
  • Auburn Magazine Summer 2015 Feature
  • Auburn Magazine Fall 2015 Feature
  • Auburn Magazine Spring 2015 Feature

From the Editor

Welcome Aboard

Welcome to Auburn Magazine! For some of you, this magazine is a familiar sight in your mailbox. Four times a year, it is delivered to members of the Auburn Alumni Association, filled with news and feature stories about Auburn University and Auburn people.

With this Fall 2016 issue, we’re happy to introduce about 160,000 new faces to what the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education recently named one of the five top college and university magazines in the nation. We hope you enjoy it.

What do we hope you’ll do with the magazine? Read it, of course. Share it. Display it. Those are the primary goals.

Of course, we also hope you’ll be inspired to attend an event, join a game-watching party this fall, attend a meeting of your local Auburn Club or join the Auburn Alumni Association (and get the magazine every quarter). The university is in the middle of a major fundraising campaign, and if you’re inspired to make a gift of any amount to the university using the envelope you’ll find in these pages, that would be great, too.

But mostly, we want to connect with all of our Auburn alumni, faculty, staff and friends. We’re a big family more than 200,000 strong, and yet we all share that tie to the Plains. Whether you call your alma mater Auburn or API, I hope you’ll find something in the magazine to bring back memories or pique your interest.

This issue is much like Auburn. It keeps one foot firmly rooted in its traditions and history while its people and programs reach out into the world to improve lives and advance knowledge.

For those of you who regularly receive the magazine and for those who are seeing it for the first time (or the first time in a while), enjoy. We hope to see you on the Plains again soon!

Suzanne Johnson
Editor, Auburn Magazine
suzannejohnson@auburn.edu

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Magazine Awards

Over the years, Auburn Magazine has been recognized for excellence at both the national and regional level.

National Honors

  • Gold Award, College and University General Interest Magazines, CASE, 2016.
  • Silver Award, Best Articles of the Year, “The Dearth of Newspapers” by Suzanne Johnson, CASE Circle of Excellence, 2013.
  • Gold Award, Periodicals Publishing Improvement, CASE Circle of Excellence, 2010
  • Silver Award, Best Articles of the Year, “Veggie Tales” by Suzanne Johnson, CASE Circle of Excellence, 2010
  • Silver Award, Best Articles of the Year, “God’s Man: The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of Millard Fuller” by Suzanne Johnson, CASE Circle of Excellence, 2009
  • Silver Award, Periodical Staff Writing for External Audiences, CASE Circle of Excellence, 2009
  • Pewter Award, National Gold Ink Awards, Print Media and Printing Impressions magazines, 2002
  • Pewter Award, National Gold Ink Awards, Publishing & Printing Executives and Printing Impressions magazines, 2001
  • Pewter Award, National Gold Ink Awards, Publishing & Printing Executives and Printing Impressions magazines, 2000
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, Personality Profile, Educational Press Association of America, 1996

Regional Honors

  • Grand Gold Award, Photography “Summer 2015 Cover”, CASE III, 2016
  • Award of Excellence, Excellence in Feature Writing, CASE III, 2016
  • Award of Excellence, Excellence in Feature Writing, CASE III, 2015
  • Grand Gold Award, Excellence in Feature Writing, CASE III, 2014
  • Award of Excellence, Alumni Magazines III, CASE III, 2014
  • Silver Award, Excellence in Feature Writing, CASE III, 2013
  • Award of Excellence, Alumni Magazines III, CASE III, 2011
  • Special Merit Award, Alumni Magazines II, CASE III, 2006
  • Special Merit Award, Alumni Magazines II (5,000+ enrollment), CASE III, 2005
  • Special Merit Award, University Magazines, CASE III, 2004
  • Award of Excellence for Magazines / Periodicals (4 or more colors), Printing Industry Association of the South, 2003
  • Award of Excellence for Magazines / Periodicals (4 or more colors), Printing Industry Association of the South, 2002
  • Special Merit Award, University Magazines, CASE III, 2001
  • Award of Excellence, Feature Writing, CASE III, 2000
  • Award of Excellence, Alumni Magazines III, CASE III, 2010
  • Grand Award, Excellence in Feature Writing, CASE III, 2009
  • Award of Excellence, Alumni Magazines III, CASE III, 2009
  • Special Merit Award, Improvement in Design, CASE III, 2009
  • Award of Excellence, Alumni Magazines II, CASE III, 2008
  • Award of Excellence, Excellence in Feature Writing, CASE III, 2008
  • Award of Excellence, Alumni Magazines II, CASE III, 2007
  • Award of Excellence for Magazines / Periodicals (4 or more colors), Printing Industry Association of the South, 2000
  • Award of Excellence for Magazines / Periodicals (4 or more colors), Printing Industry Association of the South, 1999
  • Award of Excellence, University Magazines, CASE III, 1997
  • Special Merit Award, Paid Advertising, CASE III, 1997
  • Special Merit Award, Editorial Design, CASE III, 1996
  • Award of Excellence, Feature Writing, CASE III, 1995
  • Award of Excellence, Editorial Design, CASE III, 1995

Other Recognition

  • Mark of Quality for Graphic Excellence, Repap Paper Corp., 1995
  • Print Excellence Award, Printing Industry Association of Georgia, 1999

Voluntary Subscriptions

Smiling at your mailbox again? We’ll take credit for that. Because even as paper and postage costs climb, Auburn Magazine continues to bring you the news of your alma mater: right there, in your mailbox, four times a year.

You’ve told us the magazine is your favorite benefit of membership, and we’re committed to keeping it coming. That’s why we’re asking for your help: By making a tax-deductible contribution to the Auburn Alumni Association, you’ll ensure Auburn Magazine continues to tell the Auburn story—your story— for years to come.

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift of $35, $50, $100—or any amount you choose—to Auburn Magazine’s voluntary subscription fund.

Advisory Council

The Auburn Magazine Advisory Council is a group of 15 outstanding alumni and friends in the fields of journalism, business, magazine production, graphic design, etc., who meet annually on campus to provide input, advice and support for the regular magazine staff.

  • Neil Reynolds ’77, Chairman
  • Kay Acton ’84
  • Maria Baugh ’87
  • John Carvalho ’78
  • John Cole ’88
  • Christian Flathman ’97
  • Tom Ford ’67
  • Mary Lou Foy ’66
  • Julie Keith ’90
  • Eric Ludgood ’78
  • Cindy McDaniel ’80
  • Napo Monasterio ’02
  • Carol Pappas ’77
  • Joyce Reynolds Ringer ’59
  • Allen Vaughan ’75

Staff

Auburn Magazine Staff – Since its debut in Spring 1994, Auburn Magazine has won more than two dozen regional and national awards for writing, design, and printing excellence. Subscribe to the Auburn Magazine blog and get exclusive content available only online.

Suzanne Johnson

Suzanne Johnson

Editor

Heather Peevy

Heather Peevy

Art Director

Jeff Etheridge

Jeff Etheridge

University Chief Photographer

Derek Herscovici

Derek Herscovici

Assistant Editor

Aaron Blackmon

Aaron Blackmon

IT Specialist