125 Years of Auburn Women 1892-2017

This is the Year of Auburn Women

Women have come a long way since 1892 and we’re celebrating all of it: the pioneers who broke boundaries and opened doors for others; the brilliant stars who transcended negativity and propriety to shine around the world; the doers and dreamers who knew that this practical world runs on work, hard work. Join us for a year of celebration and appreciation for all that our alumnae have done and continue to do through Auburn University.

The first three

These women were the first to attend Auburn, enrolling in 1892.

A vintage photo of Willie Little

Willie Little

Willie Gertrude Little (1873-1949) was the daughter of Auburn’s mayor and one of the first women to attend Auburn University in 1892. She graduated two years later with a bachelor’s degree and honors. Little has a hall in the Upper Quad named in her honor.

A vintage photo of Katherine Brown

Katherine Broun

Katherine C. Broun (1873-1952) was the daughter of Auburn University President William L. Broun, who held the position from 1882-1902. In order to be admitted as an inaugural female student, Broun took tests in English, Latin, history, and mathematics. She was most notably Auburn’s first graduate student after receiving her bachelor’s degree in 1894.

A vintage photo of Margaret Teague

Margaret Teague

Margaret Kate Teague (1873-1960) moved from Arkansas to Auburn after her mother’s death. Along with Little and Broun, Teague was admitted to the university and graduated with honors. Teague Hall in the Upper Quad is named in her honor.

More Great Auburn Women

  • Helen Krauss Leslie circa 1943
    Helen Krauss Leslie '43
  • Kappa Delta sorority sisters pose for a picture in 1922.
    Women at Auburn 1900-1940
  • Nelda Lee '69, the only woman in Aeronautical Engineering
    Nelda Lee '69
  • 125 Years of Auburn Women 1892-2017
    Deborah Fraley '78
  • Patricia Smith 1974
    Patricia Smith '74
  • Patricia McArthur Booker '78 with basketball coach Sonny Smith
    Patricia McArthur Booker '78
  • Tori Allen crouched on the ground with her dog
    Tori Allen: More Than Charity Work
  • Octavia Spencer: First Auburn Grad to Host SNL
  • A Brief History on Auburn Women's Basketball program
    A Brief History of Women's Basketball
  • Michelle Wherley, marketer and artist, poses for a picture.
    Michelle Wherley, artist and marketing extraordinaire
  • Auburn men and women of the late 1890s posing for a picture.
    Women at Auburn: 1892-1900
  • Moments after escaping an attack by white supremacists on a Greyhound Bus, Anniston 1961
    Defying the Klan: Janie Forsyth McKinney and the Civil Rights Movement on her Doorstep

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