Auburn Magazine

Winter 2017

In This Issue

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More than half a century later, the 1957 football team remains one of Auburn’s most dominant in team history, allowing only four enemy touchdowns all year on the way to an undefeated season and the school’s first National Championship. Relive the highs of that season through the memories of the players themselves, plus: go behind the set of Treehouse Masters to see how Daniel Ash ’08 designs and builds one-of-a-kind luxury treehouses; witness the rise of actress-model Kristina Emerson ’11 as she plays her biggest role yet on The Chi, plus much, much more. Didn’t receive a copy? Contact the magazine at aubmag@auburn.edu to update your records and get yours today!

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From the Editor

Auburn Family

It is an honor to join the Auburn Alumni Association as the magazine’s new editor! I attended college elsewhere, but married into a large and loyal Auburn family. My late husband, Nap Gary, Jr., grew up listening to away games on a transistor radio. For home games, his family headed down Highway 280 from Birmingham to Cliff Hare Stadium. Back then, that road had only two lanes and their family station wagon drank gasoline at a pace that required they stop at least once on the way to refill the tank. His mother and sister are proud alumnae. His father was once named the “biggest Auburn Fan in Birmingham” by sportswriter Alf Van Hoose – perhaps because of his loud orange pants or his truck’s loud horn that played the Auburn fight song.

My husband often proclaimed that Auburn fans are not like any others. They are kind and considerate. They play clean and work hard. They live the Auburn Creed.

This magazine has been, and will remain, a reflection of you, this school and that creed. In this issue, you’ll meet alumni who exemplify George Petrie’s words. One alumna traveled to Peru to help patients in need, and another swam twice around Manhattan island to raise money for children in Nepal. We take you to the forests of Washington state where Daniel Ash ’08 crafts treehouses that rise above all others, and then to Houston where members of that Auburn Club received aid from others after Hurricane Harvey. That is as fitting a metaphor for Auburn alumni as I’m likely to find. This family rises above and then reaches out to lift others.

My husband was right. Auburn people aren’t like any others, and the world is better for it.

War Eagle!

Amy Gary
Editor, Auburn Magazine
amygary@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

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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

Amy Gary

Amy Gary

Editor

Heather Peevy

Heather Peevy

Art Director

Jeff Etheridge photo

Jeff Etheridge

University Chief Photographer

Derek Herscovici

Derek Herscovici

Assistant Editor

Aaron Blackmon

Aaron Blackmon

Digital Strategist

Kaleigh Peltack

Kaleigh Peltack

Graphic Designer

Michael Pair

Michael Pair

IT Specialist