Auburn Magazine – Winter 2017

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Sixty Years Strong

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SIXTY YEARS AGO this season, the Auburn Tigers celebrated an undefeated season on their way to the 1957 College Football National Championship. Auburn Magazine sat down with three of them…
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Branching Out

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You are in the woods. You are walking down a trail buried deep in old-growth forest miles from a trace of civilization in every direction. Except that, in the tree…
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Eyes of the Storm

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IN THE SPAN OF ONE BREATHLESS WEEK, residents of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands experienced three cataclysmic hurricanes that left its residents hanging on for dear life. For Meredith Riester…

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Star Gazing

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Her first bit of career advice? “Don’t listen to people who tell you you can’t.” In 2012, people told her she was too short to be a model. Pretty soon…

The World War One Class

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W.K. “Happy” Askew knew there was something special about his class at Alabama Polytechnic Institute. That’s why in 1983 – 46 years after graduating from API – he published a…
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Swimming for Change

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Michele Walters ’97 isn’t the type of person to care about a cause bigger than herself and not take action. Instead, she swam 57 miles for 20 hours around the…
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From Tiger to Tiger: Auburn Alumni on the Cincinnati Bengals

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THEY SAY A TIGER NEVER CHANGES ITS STRIPES. For Pat Sims ’08 and C.J. Uzomah ’15, teammates on the Cincinnati Bengals football team, the phrase is as literal as it…
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AUBURN UNIVERSITY joined the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, or TARDEC, to conduct a live demonstration of autonomous vehicle technology traveling across the border between the…
An Auburn Student in Peru

An Auburn Student in Peru

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Third-year pharmacy student Lauren Speakman spent five weeks interning in South America, and quickly realized her work wasn’t the only source of wisdom. Lauren Speakman may not have been expecting…