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LEARNING FROM NOSTALGIA

SPRING IS MY FAVORITE SEASON. To me, it represents a time of reflection and renewal. Everything seems bright and fresh. It’s been a long tradition in my family (and likely with yours) to do “spring cleaning.” I have clear memories of my grandmother pulling out her “what-nots” from the coffee table and curio shelf and filling the sink with soap and water. It was my job to wash and dry them before carefully handing them to her to put back into place. We’d leave the windows open for a nice breeze to fill the air as we cleaned out closets, put back winter clothes and pulled out summer clothes— leaving out a sweater or jacket out for that “cool snap” that was bound to come back before Easter.

These are all feelings of nostalgia that I can visualize in an instant. Much like the feeling I get when I’m on the Plains. Even though the campus has changed with new buildings, it’s still familiar and I get a sense of reflection and renewal when I’m there. I like to take a walk along the path I used to take from “The Hill” dorms across campus to the engineering buildings, recall the late nights in the library and in the labs and reflect on what I know now that I had no clue about then: that my time at Auburn was a big part of charting my course in life.

In a recent class I took on transformative leadership, the facilitator shared three statements that stuck with me: “Where we were. Where we are now. Where we want to go.” The context was the importance of recognizing the lessons, challenges and current state of mind when setting a business strategy.

As a management consultant, I do this when I work with my clients to help them either run their businesses more effectively or help them develop growth strategies. I liken this to my nostalgic moments that allow me to reflect on the past, take inventory of where I am now and have an idea of what I want to do next. Doing this helps ground me and allows me to be both aspirational and realistic.

Where am I going with all of this? My springtime memories and Auburn reflections provide that view of the past, present and future that we all need sometimes to refresh ourselves—to reflect, take inventory and set a vision. Auburn helps me do this, and I hope it does for you.

Regenia Sanders - Auburn Alumni Board of Directors

Regenia Sanders ’95
President, Auburn Alumni Association

2022 Board of Directors Recommended Candidates

Board of Directors Recommended Candidates

The Auburn Alumni Association board of directors’ nominating committee, having solicited nominations from the membership as required
in the association bylaws, has submitted its list of candidates for four new directors to the full board.

The recommended candidates have been approved by the board and are presented below for the membership’s consideration.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

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TIMOTHY A. BARTON '78

TIMOTHY A. BARTON '78

Director & Member

MARIA BAUGH '87

MARIA BAUGH '87

Director & Member

FRED BLATCHFORD '85

FRED BLATCHFORD '85

Chair & Member

CHRISTOPHER M. CILLUFFO '95

CHRISTOPHER M. CILLUFFO '95

Director & Member

Frederick "Freddy" D. Daniell '11

Frederick "Freddy" D. Daniell '11

Director & Member

JOE DALTON '82

JOE DALTON '82

Director & Member

Charmaine "Char" K. Dennis '98

Charmaine "Char" K. Dennis '98

Director & Member

Ronald “Ron” D. Dyson ‘01

Ronald “Ron” D. Dyson ‘01

Director & Member

TIMOTHY MARK ELLEN '81

TIMOTHY MARK ELLEN '81

Chair & Member

MICHELLE M. GRANBERRY '92

MICHELLE M. GRANBERRY '92

Treasurer, Chair & Member

LUANNE HART '80

LUANNE HART '80

Vice President & Member

METRICK HOUSER '93

METRICK HOUSER '93

Director & Member

ANGELA SMITH JENKINS '94

ANGELA SMITH JENKINS '94

Chair & Member

C. Henry “Hank” Jester ‘82

C. Henry “Hank” Jester ‘82

Director & Member

JENNA C. MAYO '06

JENNA C. MAYO '06

Director & Member

ASHLEY ROBINETT '01

ASHLEY ROBINETT '01

Director & Member

REGENIA R. SANDERS '95

REGENIA R. SANDERS '95

President & Member

DENISE N SLUPE '86

DENISE N SLUPE '86

Director & Member

CHASTITY STEVENSON WESTRY '97

CHASTITY STEVENSON WESTRY '97

Chair & Member

M. VAN HENLEY '80

M. VAN HENLEY '80

Past President, Chair, & Member

GRETCHEN VANVALKENBURG '86

GRETCHEN VANVALKENBURG '86

Executive Director

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