Alumni Awards

The Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes recipients for outstanding achievements in their professional lives, personal integrity and stature and service to the university. It was established in 2001 to honor extraordinary accomplishments by members of the Auburn family. Recipients of Lifetime Achievement Awards are selected by a committee of Auburn administrators, trustees, faculty and alumni.

The 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award and Young Alumni Achievement Award recipients were recently selected and announced. The four Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are William E. Barrick ’68, Jere Locke Beasley Sr. ’59, Joe Wallace Forehand Jr. ’71 and Octavia Lenora Spencer ’94. The young alumni recipient is Dion Marlene Aviki ’04. Read more about each recipient by clicking below.

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2020 Recipients

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William E. Barrick ’68
William E. Barrick ’68 was a first lieutenant in the Army, earning a Bronze Star for Meritorious Service in Vietnam.

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Jere Locke Beasley, Sr. ’59
Jere Locke Beasley, Sr. ’59 is the founding member of Beasley Allen Law Firm and has practiced law as an advocate for victims of wrongdoing since 1962.

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Joe W. Forehand, Jr. ’71
Joe W. Forehand, Jr. ’71 served as chairman and CEO of Accenture, where he led the company through a split and a major global rebranding campaign.

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Octavia Spencer ’94
Octavia Spencer ’94 had her breakthrough when she starred as Minny Jackson in the period film “The Help”.

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