I am the American Dream — and Auburn University provided the foundation. Growing up in Alabama with limited financial means and as the first person on either side of my family to go to college, an engineering degree from Auburn provided me a ticket for career success.
Graduating in December 1981 and starting as a nuclear power plant engineer for Alabama Power in January 1982, nearly 36 years later I am one of 28 female CEOs of an S&P 500 company — American Water Works, Inc., headquartered in Voorhees, NJ. I will always be thankful for the amazing education and experiences that I received at Auburn that set me on this track. War Eagle!
Susan Nolen Story, ’81 B.S.I.E