Auburn Alumni Spotlight

Abby Clawson at work

Behind the Screams and Scenes: Abby Lyle Clawson ’04

Abby Lyle Clawson ’04 had a childhood dream of creating new characters as a Hollywood makeup artist. After years of dedication, she’s found her home in show business, and even picked up an Emmy nomination along the way.

Read Clawson’s story here

Auburn Alumni Stories

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  • Jessi Norman '12
    Jessi Norman '12
  • Laura Short '06
    Laura Short '06
  • Robinson owns her own company, JayRo Productions.
    Jaylin Robinson ‘11: Freelancer to business-owner
  • Carol Linde '15: World Traveler
  • Amy Crew '13
    Amy Crew '13
  • Nathan Lundquist '17: From Cadet to Lieutenant
  • Andrea Eagle '97
    Andrea Eagle '97
  • Emily Blejwas
    Emily Blejwas '06
  • Shannon Ray '12: Digitizing the World of Life Insurance
  • Samuel "Skip" Vaughn '76
  • Tiffany Davis '98
    Tiffany Davis '98
  • Jordan Garner '12
    Jordan Garner '12
  • Elizabeth Boyle '17
    Elizabeth Boyle '17
  • Alyeska Platt '21
    Alyeska Platt '21
  • Theresa Steele Mitchell '01
  • Helen Henley '75
    Helen Henley '75
  • Bruce Kaalund '84
  • Melissa Skipper Liebrecht '04
    Melissa Skipper Liebrecht '04
  • Mary Higginbotham Aldridge '73
    Martha Higginbotham Aldridge '73
  • Megan Wood '08
    Megan Wood '08
  • Rachel Mars '12
    Rachel Mars '12
  • Smith Hall 1927
    Home Away From Home
  • Raven McCutchen ’10: Spreading Her Wings From the Nest
  • Scouting Champions, Allen Greene
    Travis Coleman '07: Scouting Champions
  • Amy Baker '98
    Amy Baker '98
  • Kristie Pierce '00
    Kristie Pierce '00
  • Lindsey Edwards Moseley '12,
    Lindsey Edwards Moseley '12, '16
  • Sharon Hamilton '04.
    Sharon Hamilton '04
  • Sarah Beth Wilcox '04
    Sara Beth Wilcox '04
  • Amy Reid '09
    Amy Reid '09
  • Collier Tynes '13
    Collier Tynes '13
  • Natasha Niemann '14
    Natasha Niemann '14
  • Patricia McArthur Booker '78 with basketball coach Sonny Smith
    Patricia McArthur Booker '78
  • Allysson Schlegal '12
    Allysson Schlegel '12
  • Rick Hayley ’18: Sports to Sales
  • Lisa Ross and first swim team
    Lisa Hoffman-Ross '76
  • Karin Tyson '15
  • Drew Tipton and son
    Drew Tipton '08: Stitching Faith and Fashion
  • Meredith MacLean Photo, Supply Chain Manager
    Meredith MacLean '12: Supply Chain Manager Exploring the World
  • Laycie Lambert '88
    Laycie Lambert '98
  • Kristin Longley '18
    Kristen Longley '15
  • Donna Goodwin '84
    Donna Goodwin '84
  • Tamara Allen '09
    Tamara Allen '09
  • Morgan Ledbetter '14
    Morgan Ledbetter '14
  • Sidberry currently works for Carter's Inc.
    Phillip Sidberry ‘11: Putting heart into art
  • Benton Sprayberry Cybulsky, former Auburn cheerleader.
    Benton Sprayberry Cybulsky '11
  • Savannah Whitmire '88
    Savannah Whitmire '12
  • Courtney Edwards '14 in China.
    Courtney Edwards '14: Spreading Kindness Around the Globe
  • Nicole Morrison, Events Coordinator, at the Lowry Park Zoo
    Nicole Morrison'14: Wrangling Events at the Zoo
  • Angelica Parker '11
    Angelica Parker '11
  • Bringing a Legacy to Life: Lauren Duke Patterson ’11
  • Missy Hanks '89
    Missy Hanks '89
  • Elizabeth White '00
  • Sefako Kpomblekou-Tidwell '07
    Sefako Kpomblekou-Tidwell '07
  • Courtney Walker '19
    Courtney Walker '19
  • Kelsey Gallahar '16
    Kelsey Gallahar '16
  • Viki Woerner
    Viki Woerner '82
  • Debbie Donaho '94
    Debbie Donaho '94
  • Erica Augello and family
    Erica Augello '04: Empowering mom and lawyer
  • Whitney Whidden '09
    Whitney Whidden '09
  • Sharonne Jacobs '94
    Sharonne Jacobs '94
  • Olive May Bruce
    Olive May Bruce
  • Cutie Brown 3
    Margaret "Cutie" Brown Lee '26
  • Kim Pugh '88.
    Kim Pugh '88
  • Maya Pressley High Jump - Action Shot
    Maya Pressley '13: Olympic Hopeful Jumps Higher
  • Harvilee glamour shot
    Harvilee Harbarger '53
  • Tommy L Davis '10
    Tommy L. Davis '10
  • Khiari McAlpin '09
    Khiari McAlpin '09
  • Angela Jenkins '94
    Angela Jenkins '94
  • Rachael Blaz '16 2
    Rachael Blaz '16
  • Mending Paws: Marianne Bailey, small animal veterinarian
    Marianne Bailey '07: Mending Paws
  • Kathy Medlock '73
    Kathy Guthrie Medlock '73
  • Laura Raye Hendrix '14
    Laura Raye Hendrix '14
  • Ileeia Cobb helps make OLLI the best it can be.
    Ileeia A. Cobb ‘11: Using passion to Serve Senior Citizens
  • Teresa Taber Doughty '84
    Teresa Taber Doughty '84
  • Heidi Leeth '91
    Heidi Leeth '91
  • Kaleigh Peltack '17
    Kaleigh Peltack '17
  • Kay Taylor '89
    Kay Taylor '89
  • Kitrell Henderson Jr.
    Kittrell Henderson Jr. '08
  • Terry and Milo
    Teresa "Terry" Rodriguez '69
  • Wilbourn in UEP
    Sarah Wilbourn '15: Wanting "Protein for All"
  • Donna Nall '84
    Donna Nall '84
  • Michelle Wherley, marketer and artist, poses for a picture.
    Michelle Wherley '14: Artist and Marketing Extraordinaire
  • Rebecca Johnston '16
    Rebecca Johnston '16
  • Yameeka CEO
    Yameeka Jones '01: Success Through Confidence
  • Wendy Parker '91
    Wendy Parker '91
  • Carra Summers '85
    Carra Summers '85
  • Mary Heather Williams '06
    Mary Heather Williams '06
  • Mshon Pulliam
    Mshon Pulliam ‘12: Talking Potential
  • Anna Claire Howard '10
    Anna Claire Howard '14
  • Lisbeth Pierce '89
    Lisbeth Pierce '89
  • Kim Burton '88
    Kim Burton '88
  • Aurelia Powell Henson '47
    Aurelia Powell Henson '47
  • Gladys McCain '23
    Gladys McCain Moncus '23
  • Erika Sankey
    Erika Sankey '15
  • Olivia Owen Kelley '77
    Olivia Kelley Owen '77
  • Aks Sreenivasan '17
    Aks Sreenivasan '17
  • Lane Sauser '12
    Lane Sauser '12
  • Mitzi Winters '76
    Mitzi WInters '76
  • Chacolby Burns-Johnson '01
    Chacolby Burns-Johnson '01
  • Juanita Lee Whatley and husband
    Juanita Lee Whatley '43
  • ShaRhonda Holmes-Stinson '05
    ShaRhonda Holmes-Stinson '05
  • Cater Society Founders, 1982
    Allison Blankenship '82
  • Gail Shell Davis '73
    Charlotte "Gail" Shell Davis '73
  • Rosalyn Elaine Hill Beech '83
    Rosalyn Elaine Hill Beech '83
  • Laura Alldredge '89
    Laura Alldredge '89
  • Ashley Gooden
    Ashley Gooden '14: Reporting Live
  • Chelsea Graff '14
    Chelsea Graff Vines '14
  • Tay-Lea Clayton '10
    Tay-Lea Clayton '10
  • Gayle Culver Hammitt '64
    Gayle Culver Hammitt '64
  • Monica Gibbs photo
    Monica Gibbs '02: Exploring Creative Design
  • Sharne Rice '10
    Sharne Rice '10
  • Casie Keaton '02
    Casie Keaton '02
  • Kristy Turner Harner '99
    Kristy Turner Harner '99
  • Jesica Ahlberg '14: From Miss Alabama to Acting to K-Pop and Back
  • Alex Dafoulas '15 studies the user experience with Nielsen
  • Sheila Slavich '92
    Sheila Slavich '92
  • Natalie Stevenson '12
    Natalie Stevenson '12
  • Ashley Freeman '10
    Ashley Freeman '10
  • Stephanie Stevenson Pike '96
    Stephanie Stephenson Pike '96
  • Caitlyn Roberts '12
    Caitlyn Roberts '12
  • Haruka Wada
    Haruka Wada
  • Tina Straley '71
    Tina H. Straley '71
  • Susan Story '81
    Susan Story '81
  • Madison Hinton '14
    Madison Hinton '14
  • Olivia Hayes '18
    Olivia Hayes '18
  • Angela Sheridan Blair '82
    Angela Sheridan Blair '82
  • Dianna Tingle Goulf '14
    Dianna Tingle Gould '14
  • Ashley Fenoglio '10
    Ashley Fenoglio '10
  • Cindy Shelton-Tennimon '79
    Cindy Shelton-Tennimon '79
  • Kristen Waldrop '13
    Kristen Waldrop '13
  • Keith Cain '98
    Keith Cain '98
  • Kohn serves as Auburn's Downtown Coordinator
    Jessica Kohn ‘09: Building the best Downtown Auburn
  • J.J. Hughes '93
    J.J. Hughes '93
  • Samantha Belanger '12 3
    Samantha Belanger '12
  • Ashley Reinsmith '11
    Ashley Reinsmith '11
  • CJ Uzomah Running
    From Tiger to Tiger: Auburn Alumni on the Cincinnati Bengals
  • Jenny Oakes Sobera '94
    Jenny Oakes Sobera '94
  • Roxanne Russell '97
    Roxanne Russell '97
  • Wendy Dean '16
    Wendy Dean '16
  • Kristin Easterling '12
    Kristin Easterling '12
  • Kelli Tolbert ‘92
  • LaNita Harris Photo
    LaNita Wright '09: Caring for Her Young Community
  • Cody Lasseter '14
    Cody Lasseter '14
  • Lynn Loyd Pauley '90
    Lynn Loyd Pauley '90
  • Anna Wells Benson '10
    Anna Wells Benson '10
  • Leah Blair '03
    Leah Blair '03
  • Amy King '03
    Amy King '03, '05
  • Bethie Younger '98
    Bethie Younger Purpich '98
  • Ashley Miller '14
    Ashley Selby Miller '14
  • Jessica McKibben '17
    Jessica McKibben '17
  • Anna Bertolet
    Anna Bertolet
  • Paula Ducker-Davy '89
    Paula Ducker-Davy '89
  • Emily Gaines ’15: Running to Success
  • Alicia Bailey '99
    Alicia Bailey '99
  • Elizabeth Barrett Sheth '09
    Elizabeth Barrett Sheth '09
  • Krystal Moore '07
    Krystal Moore '07
  • Whitley Kelley '12
    Whitley Kelley '12
  • Weston Sims '19, Calvin Wilborn '19 make national impact on DNC
  • 1988 Cindy Holland first female SGA president
    Cindy Holland Torbert '89
  • Matthew Fox Metcalf '10
    Matthew Metcalf '10: Preserving the Predator
  • The 2016 Air Race Classic Team
    Where Eagles Dare: Auburn Takes Off For The 2017 Air Race Classic
  • Ginger Whatley '88
    Ginger Whatley '88
  • Hillman poses at Auburn this past year.
    Danyelle Hillman ‘99: Auburn's first African American female cheerleader continues to inspire
  • Jennifer Accarino '08
    Jennifer Accarino '08
  • Melissa Brown Herkt '77
    Melissa Brown Herkt '77
  • Emilee Fenaes '14
    Emilee Fenaes '14
  • Brigitte Cohoon '14
    Brigitte Cohoon '14
  • Brittany Brannon '19
    Brittany Brannon '19
  • Jessi Norman '12
    Jessi Norman '12: Breaking Barriers in Engineering
  • Katherine Pittman '12
    Katherine Pittman '12
  • Auburn men and women of the late 1890s posing for a picture.
    Women at Auburn: 1892-1900
  • Kris Sims '16
    The Power of Black Tears: Kris Sims ’16
  • Linda Horton '72
    Linda Horton '72
  • Brittany Woodruff '19
    Brittany Woodruff '19
  • Hathaway was the first African American ceramics teacher at Auburn.
    Sculpting a Better Auburn: Isaac Scott Hathaway
  • Abbie Clarke '07
    Abbie Clarke '07
  • Mary Jean Sanspree '74
    Mary Jean Sanspree '74
  • Jermelle Matthews '09
    Jermelle Matthews '09
  • Eva Mavrakos '17
    Eva Mavrakos '17
  • Maurice Robinson '08
    Maurice Robinson '08
  • Cater Plainsman comic
    Dean Katharine Cooper Cater
  • Candida McGill Bullock '95
    Candida McGill Bullock '95
  • Christina Steiner-Wilcoxson '99 1
    Christina Steiner-Wilcoxson '99
  • Helen Krauss Leslie circa 1943
    Helen Krauss Leslie '43
  • Josetta Brittain Matthews '66
    Josetta Brittain Matthews '66
  • Melanie Moore Younger '74
    Melanie Moore Younger '75
  • Rebecca Ball '89
    Rebecca Ball '89
  • Octavia Spencer
    Octavia Spencer: First Auburn Grad to Host SNL
  • Leisha Cowart '86
    Leisha Cowart '86
  • Tanya Anderson '95
    Tanya Anderson '95
  • Cassie Carpenter '17
    Cassie Carpenter '17
  • Paul Schissler: Keeping Comedy Clean in NYC
    Paul Schissler '11: Keeping Comedy Clean in NYC
  • Melea Hames '95
    Melea Hames '95
  • Peggy Bodden
    Katherine "Peggy" Page Bodden '43
  • Chris Manley '81
    Chris Manley '81
  • Amanda White '16
    Amanda White
  • Laura Brown '13
    Laura Brown '13
  • Nicole Harris '14
  • Jennifer Giddens '16, left, and Kayla Funk, left middle, at an OHOH event.
    Jennifer Giddens '16: Fighting to Cure Pediatric Cancer
  • Lora Bailey '87: From The Plains To New Mexico
  • Kelley Somlai '90
    Kelley Somlai '90
  • Madison Haney '20
    Madison Haney '20
  • Jessica Alexander '11
    Jessica Alexander '11
  • Wanona Satcher '02
    Wanona Satcher '02
  • Kappa Delta sorority sisters pose for a picture in 1922.
    Women at Auburn 1900-1940
  • Gina Allen '12
    Gina Allen '12
  • Katherine Thomas
    Katherine Thomas '07
  • Rebecca Caine
    Rebecca Caine '10: Finding Courage Through Writing
  • Jada Kidd Robinson '94
    Jada Kidd Robinson '94
  • Ashley Gayles '09 2
    Ashley Gayles '09
  • Olivia Owen testing for engineering
    "A Conversation About Auburn's Women Engineers" (1976)
  • Lisa McCuiston Patrick '85
    Lisa McCuiston Patrick '85
  • Justin Ferguson '15
    Justin Ferguson ’15: Writing for a ‘Smarter’ Fan
  • Lauren Kimbro '09
    Lauren Kimbro '09
  • Jean Hood '70
    Jean Hood '70
  • Kristen Schultz '13
    Kristen Schultz '13
  • Carol Porter '84
    Carol Porter '84
  • Suzanne Free Westenhofer '06 '08
    Suzanne Free Westenhofer '06, '08
  • Jonathan Mitchell '13: From Auburn to Space
  • Mindy Street '06
    Mindy Street '06
  • Emily Blejwas '06
    Putting Life in Print: Emily Blejwas '06
  • Kristen Elmore '14
    Kristen Elmore '14
  • Michelle Fullerton '03
    Michelle Fullerton '03
  • DJ Gorgeous performing in Birmingham.
    Aisha Stroud ‘09: Banker by day, DJ Gorgeous by night
  • Rebecca MurraY '14
    Rebecca Murray '14
  • Eugenia Malone Zallen '53
    Eugenia Malone Zallen '53
  • E. Grace Jolly '15
    E. Grace Jolly '15
  • Madeline Smith '17
    Madeline Smith '17
  • Michelle Bufkin '16
    Michelle Bufkin '16
  • Bailey Smith '18
    Bailey Smith '18
  • Justin Robinson '16
  • Brandeis Reasor '06
    Brandeis Reasor '06
  • Ever Wright '03
    Ever Wright '03
  • API Bracelet Frontview
    History You Can Wear
  • Sue Painter '71
    Sue Painter '71
  • Debbie Nowlin '83
    Debbie Burnett Nowlin '83
  • Starrah Huffman
    Starrah Huffman '15
  • Mikayla Stewart '15
    Mikayla Stewart '15
  • Kimberly Roberts '13
    Kimberly Roberts '13
  • Vertrina Grubbs '92
  • Sherry Martin '79
    Sherry Martin '79
  • Shelby Taylor '16: Packing Her Bags For A Career
  • Lillian Parker '14
    Lillian Parker '14
  • Stoshia Logan '93
    Stoshia Wynn Logan '93
  • Jody Elmore '82
    Jody Elmore '82
  • Lois Bailey Friel '36
    Lois Bailey Friel '36
  • Kate Bartlett '09
    Kate Bartlett '09
  • Associated Women Students 1970
    Equality Worth Fighting For
  • Cherith Fluker '01
    Cherith Fluker '01
  • Abbie Harrison '16
    Abbie Harrison '16
  • Caroline Stone '18
    Caroline Stone '18
  • Melanie Whatley Barstad '75
    Melanie Whatley Barstad '75
  • Jennifer Boyles '15
    Jennifer Boyles '15
  • Marsha Cashwell '80
    Marsha Cashwell '80
  • with Ronald McDonald
    Catherine Stapleton '15: From Corporate to Non-Profit
  • Stephanie Muns '14
    Stephanie Muns '14
  • Rosa Cantrell '15
    Rosa Cantrell '15
  • Erica Martin '12
    Erica Martin '12
  • Rhoda Oden '82
    Rhoda Oden '82
  • Caroline Todd Leonard
    Caroline Todd Leonard '15, '17
  • Kimberly Mitchell '01
    Kimberly Mitchell '01
  • Ann O'Mara '83
    Ann O'Mara '83
  • Tiffany Welch '94
    Tiffany Welch '94
  • Alison leach Hughes '08
    Alison leach Hughes '08
  • Julia Murphy '18: From Graduating to Emmy-Winning
  • Emily Johnson '18
    Emily Johnson '18
  • Amy Smith '13
    Amy Smith '13
  • Patricia Lynn Smith '74
    Patricia Lynn Smith '74
  • Kelli Crabtree '17: Saving the Skyline
  • Shannon Smith '12
    Shannon Smith '12
  • Donna Layton '11
    Donna Layton '11
  • Teri W. Easterling '74
    Teri Williams Easterling '74
  • Janice Jones '04
    Janice Jones '04
  • 125 Years of Auburn Women 1892-2017
    Deborah Fraley '78
  • Michelle Cooper '90
    Michelle Cooper '90
  • Marlayna Armstrong '11
    Marlayna Armstrong '11
  • Ashley Hungerford '07
    Ashley Hungerford '07
  • Genta Stanfield '03
    Genta Stanfield '03
  • Johnetta Jackson Henry '77
  • Sophia Bracy Harris
    Sophia Bracy Harris '72
  • Alex Kistler '12
    Alex Kistler '12: Life Driven By Relationships
  • Tracey Childs '98 & '00
    Tracey Childs '98
  • Gabrielle Brundidge '13
    Gabrielle Brundidge '13
  • Olivia Cook
    Olivia Cook '14
  • Leslie Gibson Leak '04
    Leslie Gibson Leak '04
  • Mary Dietz Coleman '86
    Mary Dietz Coleman '82, '86
  • Mary Carroll Shoemaker '92
    Mary Carroll Shoemaker '92
  • Molly Buckley '14
    Molly Buckley '14
  • Emily Marsh '70
    Dr. Emily Marsh '70
  • Alexandria Davis '17
    Alexandria Davis '17
  • Jean Woodham present
    The Sculptures of Jean Woodham
  • Karley Laycock '16
    Karley Laycock '16
  • Kelvin Redd '90
  • Heather Roden '95
    Heather Roden '95
  • Liz Lambert '11
    Liz Lambert '11
  • Tiffany Heaton '12
    Tiffany Heaton '12
  • Kathryn Thornton '74 2
    Kathryn Thornton '74
  • Paige Horace '13
    Paige Horace '13
  • Emily Klein '08
    Emily Klein '08
  • Mercedes Linton '14
    Mercedes Linton '14
  • Rachel Tolliver '17
    Rachel Tolliver '17
  • Kelli McClendon '92
    Kelli McClendon '92
  • Katelyn Jernigan '10
    Katelyn Jernigan '10
  • Jessica Methier King '02
    Jessica Methier King '02
  • Greg Phillip Curtis photo
    Gregory Philip Curtis'11: Carving A Dream
  • Rebecca Hitt '11
    Rebecca Hitt '11
  • a photo of Erin Hutchins by the Auburn sign
    Erin Hutchins '09
  • Natalie Walker '16
    Natalie Walker '16
  • Susan McIntosh Housel '73
    Susan McIntosh Housel '73
  • Janayah Hudson '96
    Janayah Hudson '96