I have had the pleasure of being a student and a faculty member at Auburn University – a place that many of us call “home,” even years after we’ve left the utopia of the Auburn college experience.
As an undergraduate, I majored in chemistry and lived on campus for 3/4 years of college. My roommate and I have many wonderful memories of our time in Glenn Hall and the CDV Extension. After graduation, I moved on to graduate school but luckily my younger sister came to Auburn a year later for college.
I was able to continue to enjoy Auburn through her eyes and experiences. After completing my Ph.D. and Post-doc, an opportunity came about to return to Auburn as a lecturer in the Chemistry Department – the place that inspired me to become a professor.
As I began my academic career, my husband was completing his B.S. at Auburn after years in the military. We are an Auburn family through and through (Dad is also an alum) and we all have wonderful memories of our years on the Plains.
While my career has moved me away from Auburn, I will always be grateful that I was able to start teaching – really to learn to teach – at Auburn. I am so happy I was able to return “home” even if it was just for a little while! War Eagle!