The Young alumni Achievement award

The Young Alumni Achievement Award was created to recognize extraordinary accomplishments by members of the Auburn family. One recipient is recognized each year for significant achievement in his/her professional life and/or for distinguished community service.

2023 Award Recipients

2023 Lifetime Achievement Award winners
(L-R): John Morris, senior vice president for Advancement and president, Auburn University Foundation; Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Charles McCrary ’73; John Walter, Dale Walter and Jeff Walter, sons of Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Tom Walter ’55; Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Bobby Lowder ’64; Young Alumni Achievement recipient Rose-Gaëlle Belinga ’09; Tim McCartney ’80, son of Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Mike McCartney ’57 (awarded posthumously); and LuAnne Hart ’80, president, Auburn Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Lifetime Achievement Awards 2023

Enjoy Lifetime Achievement Awards Ceremony Photo Album

2023 Recipient

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Rose-Gaëlle Belinga ’09


2022 Past Recipient

Dr. Erin McCreary standing in front of hospital

Dr. Erin Kristin McCreary ‘14
Clinical assistant professor
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

2021 past Recipient

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John Dykes ’05
A pediatric cardiologist specializing in pediatric heart failure and transplantation at Stanford University, John Dykes treats critically, ill young patients, does groundbreaking research and teaches classes as a clinical assistant professor.