Board of Directors
of the Auburn Alumni Association
2018 Recommended Candidates
for the Auburn Alumni Association Board of Directors
The Auburn Alumni Association board of directors’ nominating committee, having solicited nominations from the membership as required in the association bylaws, has submitted its list of candidates for four new directors to the full board. The recommended candidates have been approved by the board. Click the button below to read about the candidates.
Work, Hard Work
Hello Auburn Family! Spring was a busy time on the Plains. A-Day weekend and spring sports created fun opportunities to return to campus. The Lifetime Achievement Award gala was a huge success, with over 300 guests attending to honor Neil Owen Davis (posthumous), Thom Gossom, Dick Ingwersen, Jeff Stone and Young Alumni Achievement Award recipient Ashley Robinett. We also celebrated the class of 1969 becoming Golden Eagles over a fun-filled weekend. It was interesting and entertaining to hear their stories of student life in the ’60s.
Spring also marked the kickoff for Auburn Clubs and affiliates meetings. Another successful AMBUSH season has ended, with hundreds of alumni coming out to hear from Head Football Coach Gus Malzahn and Men’s Basketball Head Coach Bruce Pearl. Thanks to Auburn’s recent success in the 2019 Music City Bowl and the 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament, we saw some of our biggest AMBUSH crowds ever.
On Tiger Giving Day, mostly student donors contributed almost $4,400 to go toward four scholarships — a project sponsored by the Auburn Student Alumni Association. Auburn students already giving back! We were also pleased the alumni association project on Tiger Giving Day had 284 donors give $25,000 toward scholarships that increase student diversity. Thank you for your continued investment in Auburn students!
Auburn University has released a new strategic plan. Auburn’s future is bright as faculty, administrators, alumni and students work together to accomplish the goals in the plan. You can see details of the strategic plan at ocm.auburn.edu/strategic_plan.
I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the thousands of alumni who participated in the 2018 Alumni Attitude Survey. The alumni board took the outcomes of the survey and, along with the university’s new strategic plan, began refreshing the association’s 2016 – 2021 strategic plan during our June 7 alumni board workshop. Your participation in the survey will make a difference as we carry out the alumni association’s mission and vision.
You might find a common answer to one of the survey questions particularly interesting. When asked how Auburn Alumni see themselves, “hard working” was by far the most popular response. George Petrie would be pleased to know the creed he crafted for the Auburn family would define Auburn men and women far into the future.
If you haven’t downloaded the Auburn Alumni Association’s new mobile app, please do so now. The new app will allow you to be connected to campus events, classmates, membership renewals and local club activities. You can search for the new app by name, Forever AU, or by searching “Auburn Alumni Association.” The new app will allow you to be just a few taps away from campus, classmates, membership renewals and local events.
September will be the halfway point of my term as president of your alumni association. It is my honor to serve and while this first year included a lot of work, it has been a blast! As we continue to carry out the association’s mission — to enhance the engagement and connection of all Auburn University alumni and friends — please let us know how we can assist you.
See you this fall on the Plains for a football Saturday!
God bless and War Eagle!
M. Van Henley ’80
President, Auburn Alumni Association
The Auburn Alumni Association
The Auburn Alumni Association is dedicated to enhancing the engagement and connection of all Auburn University alumni and friends.
To advance Auburn University by engaging our global community and cultivating their passion for and loyalty to the university.
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