Alumni affairs

Be Inspired

INSPIRATION COMES IN MANY FORMS and from many sources. When it arrives, it might prompt you to simply appreciate the moment—it could spark creativity or provide an opportunity for reflection. Auburn alumni are a constant source of inspiration to me. When I hear their stories and how they are using their Auburn degrees to improve our world, I am inspired to work harder for them and our alma mater.

During Women’s History Month, I was inspired by the outstanding presenters in the association’s inaugural Women’s Summit. More than 560 participants joined this exciting webinar to learn from accomplished alumnae, friends and student leaders who covered a range of topics that touched on themes of inspiration, leadership and empowerment. The summit also marked the foundational launch for future Women at Auburn programs, which will be designed to engage and connect Auburn’s 112,000 living alumnae. If you missed the summit but still want to enjoy the sessions, please visit alumni.auburn.edu/womens-initiatives.

For the past 20 years, the Auburn Alumni Association has
facilitated the Lifetime Achievement Awards. Established by the
association’s board of directors in 2001 to honor extraordinary
accomplishments by members of the Auburn Family, this prestigious
award recognizes recipients for outstanding achievements in
their professional lives, their personal integrity, their stature and
their service to the university.

Since 2001, 80 individuals have been recognized in a special black-tie ceremony in front of thousands of guests. To learn about award recipients through the years, please visit alumni.auburn.edu/alumni-awards/laa.

Finally, I am inspired by our newest alumni, who are just beginning to write their own Auburn story. Spring Commencement was held April 30, May 1 and May 3, with 5,300 students marking their special day in front of their family and friends. In addition to their academic achievement, many of our graduates chose to show their appreciation for Auburn when they made their first philanthropic gift to their university through the association’s medallion program.

As you enjoy your summer, I hope you find inspiration from a variety of sources. Mine will include our beautiful campus, visits with family and friends and the eager anticipation of a new academic year in the Loveliest Village. I can’t wait to see you at our tailgate and watch some Auburn football!

War Eagle!

Gretchen VanValkenburg

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

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

Finance and Operations

Jennifer Stephens

Jennifer Stephens

Senior Director

Quinton Perry

Quinton Perry

Mailroom Coordinator

Tammie Hill

Tammie Hill

Analyst III, IRF Financial Reporting

Rhonda Gibson

Rhonda Gibson

Accounts Payable Specialist

rhondagibson@auburn.edu  

334.844.1126

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 Pyle

Moira Pyle

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