Alumni affairs

Be Inspired

THANK YOU FOR SAYING YES! Over the past year, you responded favorably to myriad association invitations. You renewed your association membership or joined for the first time. You attended an Auburn Club, Affiliate, reunion or awards program either in person or virtually. You overwhelmingly shared your personal Auburn story through the Oral History Project, and you faithfully supported the Auburn Magazine voluntary subscription. By responding in the affirmative, you assisted our students and energized and challenged us to continue to create engagement opportunities that uniquely appeal to you.

On Sept. 24, 2021, Auburn Alumni Association Board President Regenia Sanders presided over the association’s 2021 annual meeting and welcomed Freddy Daniell, Char Dennis, Ron Dyson Jr. and Hank Jester as our newest directors. Annual highlights were also shared and include:

 

 

  • Alumni association-related scholarships, including those generated through the Auburn Clubs programs, provided a total of 415 students with scholarships valued at $715,914 for the 2021-22 academic year.
  • 80,000 alumni and friends engaged in association initiatives, including the launch of a Women of Auburn initiative in March 2021.
  • 2022 Lifetime Achievement Awards honorees are James R. Bullington ’62 (Jim), James M. Hoskins ’81 (Jim), William R. McNair ’68 and Anita G. Newcomb ’76. The 2022 Young Alumni Achievement Award recipient is Erin McCreary ’14. These outstanding alumni will be celebrated on Feb. 26, 2022.
  • Communication initiatives reached a record number of Auburn alumni and friends. The association’s Facebook page was revamped to allow fora better experience and averages 75,000 views per month. The Forever AU App continues to attract new users and has reached an  impressive 16,140.
  • The association continues to steward your gifts wisely. I applaud our alumni board of directors’ recent decision to utilize surplus funds to encourage philanthropic gifts through matching funds.

Thanks again for saying yes! As you look to the new year, please visit our website to explore new ways to be engaged and hold Feb. 23, 2022 on your calendars for Auburn University’s Tiger Giving Day.

War Eagle Always!

Gretchen VanValkenburg

Gretchen VanValkenburg ’86
Vice President for Alumni Affairs &
Executive Director, Auburn Alumni Association
gretchenvan@auburn.edu

 

Alumni Affairs staff

 

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Office of the Vice President

Gwen Whitlock '83

Gwen Whitlock '83

Executive Coordinator

Communications and Marketing

Jessica King '02

Jessica King '02

Director

Todd Deery '90

Todd Deery '90

Assistant Director

todddeery@auburn.edu 

334.844.2960

Kate Asbury Larkin '21

Kate Asbury Larkin '21

Alumni Programs Coordinator

Kate Cole '07

Kate Cole '07

Alumni Programs Coordinator, Membership

katecole@auburn.edu

334.844.2960

Derek Herscovici '14

Derek Herscovici '14

Communication Specialist, Assistant Editor of Auburn Magazine

dmh0012@auburn.edu 

334.844.4016

Heather Peevy

Heather Peevy

Art Design Specialist

Morgan Rigsby

Morgan Rigsby

Production Coordinator

Amber Quayle

Amber Quayle

Multimedia Specialist III

Julie Barnhill '11

Julie Barnhill '11

Art Design Specialist

Collin Madden '20

Collin Madden '20

Digital Media Coordinator

Pam Mehlhouse

Pam Mehlhouse

Administrative Specialist

Mabel Etchison

Mabel Etchison

License to Learn Coordinator

mwe0005@auburn.edu

334.844.1174

Finance and Operations

Jennifer Stephens

Jennifer Stephens

Senior Director

Quinton Perry

Quinton Perry

Mailroom Coordinator

Tammie Hill

Tammie Hill

Analyst III, IRF Financial Reporting

Derek Davis '18

Derek Davis '18

Analyst I, IRF Financial Reporting

dbd0010@auburn.edu

334.844.7044

Lyn Long '88

Lyn Long '88

Alumni Gift/ Collections Specialist

lynlong@auburn.edu 

334.844.1197

Lynn Pauley '90

Lynn Pauley '90

Office Supervisor

lynnpauley@auburn.edu 

334.844.2586

Don Jackson '97

Don Jackson '97

Building Coordinator

dlj0022@auburn.edu 

334.844.1109

Sydney Fuller '17

Sydney Fuller '17

Analyst 1, IRF Financial Reporting

Special Events & Programming

Danielle Fields '02

Danielle Fields '02

Director

Taylor Logan '06

Taylor Logan '06

Assistant Director

taylorlogan@auburn.edu 

334.844.7420

Janet Bryant '85

Janet Bryant '85

Administrative Support Specialist

janetbryant@auburn.edu 

334.844.1150

Steve Inabinet '78

Steve Inabinet '78

Alumni Scholarship Coordinator

Amy Pope

Amy Pope

Special Events Coordinator

amypope@auburn.edu

334.844.1443

Moira Alsobrook

Moira Alsobrook

Alumni Programs Coordinator, Auburn Clubs

Emma Brannon

Emma Brannon

Alumni Programs Coordinator, Auburn Clubs

emmabrannon@auburn.edu 

334.844.1145 

Caroline Brophy

Caroline Brophy

Young Alumni Coordinator

cab0193@auburn.edu

334.844.1154

Jennifer Bruzik

Jennifer Bruzik

Administrative Support Specialist, Metrics

Lindsey Hunt

Lindsey Hunt

Administrative Support Specialist

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