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Some Things Change, Some Things Stay the Same

I LOVE THE FACT that driving into Auburn always feels the same. Each time I get the comfortable feeling of coming home that I have gotten since my first year as a student. It just always feels familiar to me when I come back. Auburn will always be “Auburn” to all of us: the eagle of Auburn, the community of Auburn, the spirit of Auburn, the family of Auburn. When the eagle flies at the beginning of a football game, we all feel the same way that we always have. When we see toilet paper draping the trees at Toomer’s Corner, we all feel the same. There is comfort in the fact that Auburn will always feel the way we remember it.

However, there is also change, and change is good. If you walk through the campus today, there is definitely change: new buildings, like the Mell Classroom Building and the new Nursing School; new landmarks, like the Auburn Memorial across from the President’s home and the Charles Barkley statue at the Auburn Arena (coming during the Iron Bowl weekend); and new milestones, like the 125th Anniversary of Women at Auburn that we are celebrating this fall. The Auburn of today is definitely changed and significantly different (and BETTER) than the Auburn we knew when we were here as students.

We also have a new president, Dr. Stephen Leath. He and his wife Janet have come into the world of Auburn and have fit in well. Yes, it is a change for us, and change can sometimes be hard or scary – but it is always exciting. Dr. Leath is going to challenge and push Auburn in a new direction of growth, advancement, and excellence. He comes into our family at a unique juncture;

and as he moves forward and charts a path for growth, I believe he will embody elements of the Auburn creed. I know he believes in “work, hard work”, and he will work tirelessly to push Auburn to new heights. As a proven and successful leader, Dr. Leath brings “honesty and truthfulness” to the task at hand and should thereby “win the respect and confidence of [his] fellow men.” I am confident that he will lead us in a direction of growth with “a spirit that is not afraid.” Most importantly, I believe that Dr. Leath will make decisions that are in the best interests of Auburn University, Auburn students, and the Auburn family. I encourage everyone to get to know Dr. Leath; to watch how he leads and changes the university; and to support him as he leads our university into the future. It will be exciting to witness the change and growth that are coming.

Auburn will always be Auburn, but Auburn will also change and evolve as we move forward. As we Auburn men and women watch this evolution, I hope that we continue to hold fast to the beliefs and standards upon which we are built — as well as to the advances and changes we are making for the future…because, at the very heart of it, we all “believe in Auburn and love it” — the Auburn of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

War Eagle, Happy Holidays, and God Bless-

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Beau Byrd ʼ89
President, Auburn Alumni Association
bbyrd@bradley.com

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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Goals

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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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William C. “Beau” Byrd, II ʼ89

President, Chair, & Member

Jack Fite

William Jackson “Jack” Fite ʼ85

Past President, Chair & Ex-Officio Member

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Michelle M. Granberry '92

Treasurer, Chair & Member

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Charles D. Hart D.V.M. ’85

Vice Chair & Member

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LuAnne L. Hart ʼ80

Chair & Member

Van Henley

M. Van Henley ʼ80

Vice President & Member

Angela Mitchell

Angela S. Mitchell ʼ85

Vice Chair & Member

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

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