Board of Directors

of the Auburn Alumni Association

 

2018 Recommended Candidates

for the Auburn Alumni Association Board of Directors

Spring’s Successes and Fall’s Future

HELLO AUBURN FAMILY…

As we continue to mourn the passing of Rod Bramblett and his wife Paula I am reminded of how humble Rod remained throughout a legendary broadcasting career that included being named Sports Illustrated’s “National Broadcaster of the Year.” Rod was willing to engage in sports talk with anyone, and even though he knew more than almost any of us, he never came across as a know-it-all. And while humble, he was also fun. A few years ago, I walked into the Auburn University Bookstore where Rod was doing a book signing. After writing a personal note in my copy, I asked Rod to add his favorite broadcast call. Not surprisingly he wrote, “There goes Davis!”

In his book Rod said, “I am blessed, fortunate and honored to be the ‘Voice of the Auburn Tigers.’” In turn, all of us were blessed, fortunate and honored that he lent his voice to some of our most memorable moments as a university. He and Paula will be missed and forever remembered.

Fall is always an exciting time at Auburn; while the beginning of football season brings great anticipation, the opening of the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center is bringing the fall semester buzz to new levels. The Gogue Center will transform and elevate the Auburn community through experiences that inspire, engage and enlighten us. Be sure to attend at least one of the 27 events scheduled for its first year.

It was amazing to be in Waco, Texas in April to celebrate with the equestrian team as they won their third national title in four years. Hailing from all over the country, these women work extremely hard. It was inspiring to hear their parents — most with no prior connection to Auburn — talk about how special it is to be part of the Auburn Family. If you have never witnessed an equestrian event, you’re missing out!

The Auburn Alumni Association hosted four outstanding AMBUSH events this summer. To no one’s surprise, the Malzahn/Pearl duo proved to be an entertaining and informative combination, selling out each location. Hopefully the momentum of spring football and AMBUSH will continue into football and basketball season. Hope to see you at a game on campus!

If you are anything like me, I enjoyed wearing basketball-themed shirts and hats all summer, and am still reflecting on Auburn’s historic trip to the Final Four. The atmosphere in Minneapolis was very similar to the 2010 football championship game in Phoenix and I was proud of our players and coaches, especially how they handled an unfortunate ending. And then, to see our baseball team’s journey to Omaha and the College World Series was equally thrilling. This resilient team overcame great adversity throughout the season to get to the “Greatest Show on Dirt.” The 2019 runs to the Final Four and College World Series will always be special to the Auburn Family.

If you are not familiar with the EAGLES program on campus, be sure to read about this exciting, new program in this issue (p. 36). And speaking of Auburn Magazine, the award-winning publication is arguably the number-one way Auburn alumni and friends stay connected to Auburn. So, if you don’t currently receive every issue, I hope you will consider becoming a contributing member of the Auburn Alumni Association. Annual memberships are between $25 and $50, and in addition to receiving the quarterly magazine, there are many other membership benefits to enjoy.

Until next time, God bless and War Eagle!

Van Henley - Auburn Alumni Board of Directors

M. Van Henley ’80
President, Auburn Alumni Association

The Auburn Alumni Association

Mission

The Auburn Alumni Association is dedicated to enhancing the engagement and connection of all Auburn University alumni and friends.

Vision

To advance Auburn University by engaging our global community and cultivating their passion for and loyalty to the university.

By Laws & Resources

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Club Assignments
Board Committees
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Goals

1

Increase connectivity between alumni and the university

2

Increase meaningful alumni engagement

3

Reach all Auburn alumni family and friends

4

Establish mutually beneficial partnerships with alumni stakeholders

5

Ensure the association remains fiscally sound and well poised for the future

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Board of Directors

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Shirley Boulware - Auburn Alumni Board of Directors

Shirley F. Boulware '91

Vice Chair & Member

Beau Byrd - Auburn Alumni Board of Directors

William C. “Beau” Byrd II '89

Past President, Chair, Ex-Officio Member

Van Henley - Auburn Alumni Board of Directors

M. Van Henley '80

President, Chair, & Member

Doug Kilton - Auburn Alumni Board of Directors

Douglas E. Kilton '82

Chair & Member

Gretchen VanValkenburg

Gretchen VanValkenburg '86

Executive Director

Past Executive Directors

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  • Harry M Happy Davis '32
    Harry M Happy Davis '32
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    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    1945-1951
  • Joseph B Sarver '37
    Joseph B Sarver '37
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    Executive Director
    1951 - 1976
  • George L Buck Bradberry
    George L Buck Bradberry
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    Executive Director
    1976-1985
  • Jerry F Smith '64
    Jerry F Smith '64
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    Executive Director
    1984 - 1989
  • Joseph F Busta JR '69
    Joseph F Busta JR '69
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    Executive Director
    1990 - 1993
  • Betty Mclendon Dement '71
    Betty Mclendon Dement '71
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    Executive Director
    1995 - 2004
  • Deborah L. Shaw '84
    Deborah L. Shaw '84
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    Executive Director
    2004 - 2015

Past Presidents

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  • William F Byrd '21
    William F Byrd '21
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    President
    1947 - 1948
  • Frank M Malone '21
    Frank M Malone '21
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    President
    1948 - 1950
  • Roy B Sewell '22
    Roy B Sewell '22
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    President
    1956 - 1958
  • Ben Gilmer '21
    Ben Gilmer '21
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    President
    1960 - 1962
  • W Kelly Mosley '21
    W Kelly Mosley '21
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    President
    1963 - 1965
  • Ken Lott, JR '41
    Ken Lott, JR '41
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    President
    1965 - 1967
  • Gilmer Blackburn '26
    Gilmer Blackburn '26
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    President
    1967 - 1969
  • James M Brown '46
    James M Brown '46
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    President
    1969 - 1971
  • Morris W Savage '59
    Morris W Savage '59
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    President
    1971 - 1973
  • Duncan Liles '43
    Duncan Liles '43
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    President
    1973 - 1975
  • C. Lloyd Nix '59
    C. Lloyd Nix '59
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    President
    1975 - 1977
  • Walter L Martin '53
    Walter L Martin '53
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    President
    1977 - 1979
  • Robert E Lowder '64
    Robert E Lowder '64
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    President
    1979 - 1980
  • L J Sammy Kirkland '49
    L J Sammy Kirkland '49
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    President
    1981 - 1983
  • Earl H Weaver '62
    Earl H Weaver '62
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    President
    1983- 1985
  • Robert Word JR '55
    Robert Word JR '55
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    President
    1985 - 1987
  • Batey M Gresham JR '57
    Batey M Gresham JR '57
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    President
    1987 - 1989
  • Ruel Russell JR '48
    Ruel Russell JR '48
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    President
    1989 - 1990
  • Russell E Allman SR '69
    Russell E Allman SR '69
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    President
    1991 - 1992
  • J Patrick Galloway '51
    J. Patrick Galloway '51
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    President
    1992 - 1994
  • Paul J Spina JR '63
    Paul J Spina JR '63
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    President
    1994 - 1996
  • Richard F Mitchell '55
    Richard F Mitchell '55
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    President
    1996 - 1998
  • William E Porter '57
    William E Porter '57
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    President
    1998 - 2000
  • Robert Kloeti '70
    Robert Kloeti '70
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    President
    2000 - 2002
  • Owen Brown '64
    L. Owen Brown '64
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    President
    2002 - 2004
  • Andrew P Hornsby '68
    Andrew P Hornsby '68
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    President
    2004 - 2006
  • James (Ralph) Jordan '70
    James (Ralph) Jordan '70
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    President
    2006 - 2008
  • Nancy Young Fortner '71
    Nancy Young Fortner '71
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    President
    2008 - 2010
  • Robert E (Bobby) Poundstone IV '95
    Robert E (Bobby) Poundstone IV '95
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    President
    2010 - 2012
  • William B (Bill) Stone II '85
    William B (Bill) Stone II '85
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    President
    2012-2014
  • William Jackson “Jack” Fite ‘85
    William Jackson “Jack” Fite ‘85
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    President
    2014 - 2016
  • Board of Directors _ Auburn Alumni Association
    William C. "Beau" Byrd II '89
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    President
    2016 - 2018

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