My days at Auburn were extremely special, having shaped me to become the person I am today, and having introduced and connected me with friends that I now consider as close as family. From fall days rooting on the Tigers and enjoying the sounds and cheers of Jordan-Hare football games, to spring days feeling the breeze of the air under sunny skies as I walked to class through the Concourse, the memories of my time at Auburn University are incredibly precious and unforgettable, and represent one of the most amazing periods of my life.

I wasn’t involved in many student organizations during my time there, choosing instead to work at a number of campus departments (three cheers for Haley Center’s Take Ten and the DUC – Dept. of University Computing!!) to provide a bit of supplemental financial support for school; but my time working and studying and playing and growing with fellow Auburn family enriched my life in a way I could have never imagined.

I was blessed to successfully complete the Masters program in Chemical Engineering in Spring of 1998, and am currently working as a senior software engineer for a Fortune 500 financial institution here in the Southeast. Although my educational and career paths did not exactly align like I would’ve expected them to in those days, I am thankful for everything I learned during my time at Auburn – not *what* to think but *how* to think, and a “head-down-and-do-it” attitude and spirit that I’ve adopted since those days, which has served me very well throughout every facet of my life thus far.


Keith Cain ’98
Keith Cain on a rock