Auburn Women

Whitney Whidden ’09

Whitney Whidden '09

My grandfather graduated from Auburn just over 50 years ago, and I know that he still loves Auburn today just as much (if not more) than he did then. He is a true Auburn man and he helped me understand exactly what it means to be an Auburn woman. He took me on my first trip to plains as a child, and I knew from that day on that I wanted to go to Auburn. Thank goodness I had the grades to back up my plan since I only applied to one school!

When I moved to Auburn, it was the first time I had ever lived anywhere other than the small town I grew up in, and I was terrified. However, it did not take long for Auburn to become home. Even now, eight years after graduating, every drive down South College or walk by Toomers makes me feel at home.

I believe that any Auburn man or woman has that same feeling when you step foot in town. When you make the choice to go to Auburn, it becomes a part of you. And it never leaves you. Auburn made me into the person that I am today, and I am so thankful to be an Auburn woman.

Photo: my grandfather, myself, my husband (’12), and my mom