C A M P A I G N Q U A R T E R LY
VOLUME 2 â€˘ ISSUE 2
Creating world-class facilities A new $15 million philanthropic investment furthers Auburn University's commitment to constructing state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. SEE PAGE 2
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103% of the $1 billion goal as of September 30, 2016
Coaches Malzahn and Pearl create new scholarships for first-generation students
Woody Bartlett â€™64 provides historic support for the College of Veterinary Medicine
Auburn reaches $1 billion campaign goal more than a year early
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CAMPAIGN QUARTERLY | FALL 2016
A S Y O U W I L L S E E in this issue of the Campaign Quarterly, we have reached our historic $1 billion goal in Because This is Auburn — A Campaign for Auburn University more than a year early. This is a great achievement for the Auburn Family. In fact, Auburn is the first university in the state to raise $1 billion in a comprehensive fundraising campaign. You are to be commended for such dedicated support of our institution. Although we celebrate this milestone and its tremendous impact on Auburn’s future, we also know that we still have work to do. We have been successful in achieving our goals for student support (101 percent) and programmatic support (112 percent), but we must strengthen our support for faculty and facilities. Currently, we have raised 84 percent of our goal for faculty support, which enables the university to recruit and retain exceptional faculty members who are experts in their fields. We have reached 89 percent of our goal for facilities through funding for the renovation and construction of state-ofthe-art spaces capable of accommodating new learning and teaching styles. Our ongoing philanthropy in these areas will ensure that Auburn can keep its promise to today’s — and tomorrow’s — students.
“WHILE THE END RESULT OF THIS PARTICULAR COMMITMENT IS BRICKS AND MORTAR, IT REPRESENTS AN INVESTMENT IN AUBURN UNIVERSITY PEOPLE.” -RAYMOND J. HARBERT
We have been successful, but we are not complacent. By making sure we meet all campaign goals, we can do more than meet expectations. We can surpass them and realize our potential. From transformational giving to annual giving, your gifts continue to create countless opportunities for students whose dreams take root at Auburn University. We encourage you to make a gift to this campaign and further demonstrate the Auburn Family’s commitment to stand together for something greater.
Wayne T. Smith ’68 Campaign Co-chair
Cheryl Glass Smith ’68 Campaign Co-chair
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Vice President for Development President, Auburn University Foundation Jane DiFolco Parker Associate Vice President for Communications, Marketing, and Campaign Strategy Jason Peevy ’92 Editorial Staff Beth L. Smith ’88, Editor Lisa Lofland Katie Wilder ’00 Designer Emily Wilkins Photography Thomas Boutwell Jeff Etheridge Melissa Humble
Jeff Kennedy Wade Rackley Steve Sniteman
Campaign Quarterly is published four times a year by the Office of Development Communications and Marketing. For editorial information, contact Beth Smith at email@example.com or 334.844.2924.
“The success of this campaign is a credit to the Auburn Family and everybody being in this together." – Gus Malzahn
A new $15 million gift from Raymond '82 and Kathryn '81 Harbert will further Auburn's commitment to creating world-class teaching and research facilities through the construction of a new business education building. The gift, which will be matched by the university, will create the university’s second building for the Harbert College of Business. “While the end result of this particular commitment is bricks and mortar, it represents an investment in Auburn University people,” said Harbert, a member of the Auburn University Board of Trustees and CEO of Harbert Management Corporation, a Birmingham-based independent investment management firm. “It’s amazing to think how far the College of Business has come in such a short time. That progress reflects the high quality of its faculty and students.” In 2013, the Harberts committed $40 million that led to the naming of the college in Raymond’s honor. That gift supported the creation of endowed chairs and eminent scholar positions to assist in faculty recruitment and retention, the formation of the Center for Supply Chain Innovation, and the development of a doctoral program in finance. The Harberts now are responsible for two of the four largest gifts in Auburn University history. “We are incredibly grateful to Raymond and Kathryn for their very significant ongoing philanthropic investment in Auburn University,” said Jane DiFolco Parker, vice
president for development and president of the Auburn University Foundation. “Their generosity has created tremendous opportunities for the Harbert College of Business, and this recent gift will advance its position as one of the nation’s premier public business schools.” Supporting the vision for a “business campus” at the corner of Magnolia Avenue and Donahue Drive, the new 80,000-square-foot facility will accommodate new teaching methods and technology and will provide space for the college’s growing enrollment, which has risen 40 percent in the last five years. In addition, the building will enable the college to enhance graduate education both on campus and through its online graduate program, further positioning the college among the nation’s top public colleges of business. The facility will include several adaptable classrooms, an auditorium, breakout rooms for collaborative projects, an executive board room, and a rooftop terrace. Many of these spaces will provide additional philanthropic naming opportunities. Groundbreaking for the new building is scheduled for spring 2017 to coincide with the 50-year anniversary of the college, and the facility will be completed in time for fall 2018 classes. “We’re excited about the possibilities presented by this facility,” Harbert College of Business Dean and Wells Fargo Professor Bill Hardgrave said. “It will enable us to address needs for flexible learning and meeting spaces and continue to innovate how we deliver a high quality business education.”
Top: (left to right) Raymond and Kathryn Harbert, Jane DiFolco Parker, vice president for development and president of the Auburn University Foundation, and Bill Hardgrave, dean of the Harbert College of Business and Wells Fargo Professor Bottom: The new facility will be located on the west side of Lowder Hall on the corner of Magnolia Avenue and Donahue Drive.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY GRADUATE BUSINESS EDUCATION
7 SEPTEMBER 2016
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COACHES SUPPORT STUDENTS THROUGH CAMPAIGN GIFTS Gus Malzahn, Auburn’s head football coach, and Bruce Pearl, head men’s basketball coach, have invested $500,000 in Auburn students through Because This is Auburn — A Campaign for Auburn University.
Auburn as freshmen to their graduation. These programs include academic counseling, mentoring, tutoring, life skills, and career development.
Along with their wives, each coach created a university-wide endowed scholarship for firstgeneration students: the Gus and Kristi Malzahn Endowed Scholarship for First-Generation Scholars and the Bruce and Brandy Pearl Endowed Scholarship for First-Generation Scholars.
“We’re a family here at Auburn and investing in the students and their future is important to me, and it’s important to Kristi,” Malzahn said. “The success of this campaign is a credit to the Auburn Family and everybody being in this together. We believe in Auburn and what it stands for, and that’s what makes it special.”
The remainder of their gifts will support academic programming for student-athletes. The Office of Student-Athlete Support Services provides a number of initiatives to help ensure the academic success of student-athletes from the time they enter
Pearl noted that he and Brandy are pleased their gift will make a difference in the future of Auburn University. “To whom much is given, much is expected,” Pearl said. “Our gift is a gift to all students and to Auburn University, not just to Athletics.”
On Sept. 3 during its first football game of the season, Auburn announced that Because This is Auburn had reached its goal of $1 billion in record time with 16 months remaining in the campaign. Malzahn and Pearl are part of the more than 95,000 donors who have given gifts to support the university’s students, faculty, programs, and facilities. “Gifts like these from Coach Malzahn and Coach Pearl allow us to make dreams come true for the outstanding young student-athletes who represent Auburn,” Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs said. “These gifts are particularly special because they also provide an incredible opportunity for future firstgeneration college students who aren’t athletes.”
CAMPAIGN QUARTERLY | FALL 2016
BARTLETT ENDOWS HISTORIC VET MED SCHOLARSHIP A $10 million estate gift from H. B. “Woody” Bartlett ’64 to establish the Bartlett Scholars Program in the College of Veterinary Medicine will provide unprecedented scholarship support for deserving veterinary students.
I T I S N O S E C R E T that at Auburn we value hard work. When a challenge is presented, the Auburn Family embraces it and meets it head on. So when we announced our ambitious goal to raise $1 billion in philanthropic support through Because This is Auburn — A Campaign for Auburn University, I never doubted that we would succeed. I did not, however, anticipate that we would do so with more than a year remaining in the campaign! In this season of gratitude, I am extremely thankful that so many of you — our alumni and friends — have chosen to invest in Auburn. Your philanthropy provides essential resources that keep Auburn at the forefront, allowing us to seize unexpected opportunities and enhance the Auburn experience, while keeping it affordable and focused on student success. Your gifts create a margin of excellence that ensures the Auburn we love today is even better for the students of tomorrow. With a new year on the horizon, I eagerly anticipate the remainder of the campaign as we focus on the specific goals that still require vitally important funding, in particular, faculty and facility support. Your ongoing philanthropic support elevates Auburn’s ability to offer an exceptional education — and I have no doubt that we will meet these goals.
Bartlett recently created the Haywood Bellingrath Bartlett Educational Endowment that will be expanded in the future by up to four-fold. The endowment will support the Bartlett Scholars Program and will play a vital role in recruiting and educating students interested in large animal medicine, surgery, and theriogenology — the branch of veterinary medicine focused on reproduction. “Auburn did a lot for me as far as helping me get ready for the type of career I wanted to have,” Bartlett said. “And I know there are a lot of young people coming along in the future who will want to do the kinds of things I’ve done with cattle and horses. I hope the scholarship fund will give these students a chance to focus on their studies and prepare themselves to do their best as veterinarians.” Calvin Johnson, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, said Bartlett’s gift will enable students to begin their careers with little to no student loan debt upon graduation. “Dr. Bartlett has created an opportunity for our college to emerge as the nation’s leader in educating outstanding large animal clinicians and specialists who have a strong interest in the field but may lack the financial means to support their own education,” Johnson said. Bartlett owns Bartlett Ranch, comprised of three properties located in Alabama, Texas, and Wyoming, totaling nearly 90,000 acres. His original Flying “B” Ranch in Pike Road, just outside Montgomery, was established in 1954 and remains the headquarters for his tri-state operation. For more than 20 years, veterinary students have learned from Bartlett about equine medicine and surgery through field experiences on his ranch. The Bartlett Lameness Arena on the college’s campus and the Elmore Bellingrath Bartlett Raptor Hospital, honoring the memory of his mother, reflect Bartlett’s longstanding dedication to the college, to veterinary education, and to his family’s Alabama heritage. Bartlett is the 2012 recipient of the college’s Wilford S. Bailey Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor the college bestows on an alumnus.
Lucks create eminent scholar chair to recognize outstanding faculty
We are so very proud to have reached the $1 billion milestone and we are so very grateful for your investment in Auburn. Yet we are mindful that we have not exhausted our opportunities. In fact, we are just hitting our stride. There is no better way to make an indelible, positive impact on the world than through education. And no better place to do it than at Auburn. Thank you for making your philanthropy an integral part of the fabric of Auburn University.
David ’71 and Terri Luck believe in investing in people. And Brian Connelly is grateful for their investment. Connelly, a professor in the Harbert College of Business’s Department of Management, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Luck Eminent Scholar Chair. The position is funded through a faculty endowment created by a $1 million gift from the Lucks that was matched by Raymond J. Harbert as part of his investment in the college in 2013.
Eminent scholar chairs help enhance faculty salaries and provide operational support, such as research costs, laboratory equipment, and assistance for graduate students. “Two goals motivate me every day: to create knowledge that drives businesses and to communicate knowledge to our fine Auburn students,” Connelly said. “This eminent scholar chair from David and Terri Luck provides the resources and means to pursue those goals and to continue to move the Harbert College on our upward trajectory.” Luck retired in 2013 as CEO of ABC Supply Co., Inc., one of the nation’s largest distributors of building products. “One of my first giving priorities is to give back to the people and institutions that made a difference in my life,” Luck said. “If they can make a difference in my life, then I’m sure they can make a difference in other people’s lives.”
Jane DiFolco Parker Vice President for Development President, Auburn University Foundation
David ’71 and Terri Luck
Connelly, who teaches courses in strategic management, has earned numerous awards for teaching and research, including Auburn’s Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award. He brings 20 years of experience in engineering and international business to the classroom and has lived and worked in England, Asia, and throughout the United States.
CAMPAIGN PROGRESS As of September 30, 2016
OF $1 BILLION GOAL
You Might Be For Auburn Foundation supports future graduate students The Future Scholars Summer Research Bridge Program, an innovative summer academic and research experience in the College of Education, recently received $40,000 from the You Might Be For Auburn Foundation (UMB4AU). The program helps recruit and transition junior and senior undergraduate students from traditionally underrepresented groups into Auburn’s graduate programs in kinesiology and engineering. The gift will provide $25,000 to support the summer program and $15,000 to establish a oneyear fellowship for a prospective graduate student. “The UMB4AU Foundation is proud to support the College of Education in this endeavor. We also are excited the college was able to obtain a matching gift that will accelerate this program’s process and goals,” said Dan Lovell ’90 who, along with David Pursell and a number of other Auburn alumni, created the foundation. Both Lovell and Pursell attended Auburn in the 1980s. Participants in the intensive, six-week program receive graduate-level academic preparation
and meaningful research, teaching, service, and outreach opportunities under the guidance of faculty mentors. The program is designed to promote graduate studies while providing a bridge experience between undergraduate study at historically black colleges and universities and graduate programs at Auburn University. The research bridge program was initiated by Jared Russell, an associate professor in kinesiology and director of student development in the College of Education, who has worked to recruit non-traditional and first-generation students into Auburn’s graduate programs. “The generous support of the You Might Be For Auburn Foundation allows the university, and more specifically the College of Education, to continue its mission of providing support and access to students from diverse backgrounds,” said Russell. “Moreover, this support, which comes directly from Auburn alumni, sends a message to prospective students that our university is a welcoming and supportive graduate studies destination.”
OF CA MPAIGN EL APSED
CAMPAIGN FUNDS RAISED PROGRESS BY CAMPAIGN FOCUS AREA
Student Support $254.7 MILLION
Program Support $544.5 MILLION
Faculty Support $68.1 MILLION
Facilities Support $158.8 MILLION
ANNUAL VS. ENDOWED
Annual $679.0 MILLION
Endowed $347.1 MILLION
PROGRESS TOWARD UNIT CAMPAIGN GOALS AGRICULTURE ALUMNI AFFAIRS ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION ATHLETICS AUBURN UNIVERSITY MONTGOMERY
University receives gift of Auburn landmark
BUSINESS EDUCATION ENGINEERING
One of Auburn’s historic landmarks is now part of the university’s campus, thanks to the generosity of Ann Pearson, a 1963 Auburn graduate. Pearson was motivated to give the historic Sunny Slope property and home located on South College Street because of her family’s long-time association with the university. “My grandfather, Luther N. Duncan, was president of Auburn from 1935-1947,” she said. “And my father, Allen M. Pearson, who graduated in 1931, taught zoology and entomology there for many years.” Pearson, who recently restored the property, donated it to the university with a vision for utilizing the historic landmark to further Auburn’s educational mission. “I think it is important to support Auburn because of the excellent education it gave me and continues to give others,” said Pearson. Initially, the property will be used to accommodate teaching areas and administrative offices for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which provides
academic, non-credit courses, social activities, special lectures, workshops, and events for adults 50 years and older. Additional uses for the property will be identified in the future and may include collaboration with the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art and the university’s new performing arts center.
“I think it is important to support Auburn because of the excellent education it gave me and continues to give others.” – Ann Pearson “Sunny Slope’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places testifies to the importance of preserving its architectural and cultural heritage,” said Jane DiFolco Parker, vice president for development and president of the Auburn University Foundation. “Ann’s gift of this property will allow the university to honor its past while also creating new opportunities for its future use.”
FORESTRY & WILDLIFE SCIENCES GRADUATE SCHOOL HONORS COLLEGE HUMAN SCIENCES INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY LIBERAL ARTS LIBRARIES MUSEUM OF FINE ART NURSING
113% 108% 94% 97% 125% 117% 96% 108% 119% 90% 74% 95% 78% 106% 122% 119% 116%
RESEARCH SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS STUDENT AFFAIRS UNIVERSITY FACILITIES UNIVERSITY INITIATIVES VETERINARY MEDICINE
92% 101% 56% 124% 112%
CAMPAIGN QUARTERLY | FALL 2016
Unit Campaign Updates WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL, BUT NOT OUR POTENTIAL. IN SEPTEMBER, Auburn reached a milestone as it became the first university in the state to raise $1 billion in a comprehensive fundraising campaign. The achievement was announced during the football season opener on Sept. 3. Thanks to the generous philanthropy of alumni and friends who invested in the university through Because This is Auburn — A Campaign for Auburn University, Auburn achieved this remarkable success in record time — more than a year early. With 13 months remaining in the campaign, leaders say the university will continue raising funds. “The fact that we have achieved our goal so early in the campaign is an enormous commentary on the special place that Auburn has in the hearts and minds of people who are connected to it,” said Auburn University President Jay Gogue. “I couldn’t be more grateful for all the people who have invested so generously. But we have to keep moving forward. We are not finished advancing Auburn University’s mission through increased philanthropic investment.” As the campaign continues, Auburn’s schools, colleges, and units, which established individual fundraising goals at the beginning of the campaign, will turn their attention to garnering support for unmet needs. The following outlines each unit’s remaining top priorities in the campaign. Find more campaign updates, news, and publications at
Fundraising priorities include the completion of two facilities: $10 million for the Charles C. Miller Jr. Poultry Science Research and Education Center and $10 million for the Agricultural Sciences Research Building to replace Funchess Hall. In addition, the establishment of a fund for excellence will enable the dean to expand initiatives for student professional development, such as conference attendance, club competitions, and mentoring programs, as well as study abroad programs. Increasing faculty support will assist the college in engaging diverse faculty members. OFFICE OF
The association continues to host initiatives throughout the year for alumni and friends to generate scholarship funds, with a particular focus on increasing the number of need-based scholarships. Also, consistent with the university’s land-grant mission, the association seeks to continue and expand inclusion and diversity initiatives. Another top priority is increasing the number of alumni who participate in their local Auburn Clubs and in philanthropic giving to the university, which is an important component of Auburn University’s national ranking. COLLEGE OF
Architecture, Design and Construction
The Futures Studio in Mobile represents a new CADC initiative, implemented because of the aerospace and shipping industries in that area. The studio will engage industrial design, graphic design, and landscape architecture students. Continuing fundraising priorities include investments in endowed positions and recognitions to assist the college with recruitment and retention, as well as naming opportunities for the School of Industrial + Graphic Design and the School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture.
The department’s ongoing fundraising priorities include enhancements to named facilities, such as Jordan-Hare Stadium, Jane B. Moore Field, and Plainsman Park. Improvements are planned for equestrian facilities, including a team locker room and a new horse barn with modern stalls, tack rooms, farrier facilities, and an equine nutrition center. The construction of a sports medicine facility to benefit all sports teams also is under consideration. An additional area of focus is annual and endowed support for the department’s academic programs.
Auburn University at Montgomery
After reaching its campaign goal last fall, AUM’s focus throughout the remainder of the campaign will be garnering funds for scholarships, with particular emphasis on securing funds to establish
need-based scholarships that benefit talented and deserving first-generation college students. Raising funds for outstanding faculty and distinctive programs also will continue to be important campaign priorities. RAYMOND J. HARBERT COLLEGE OF
A top priority for the college is continued fundraising for a new building that will serve both undergraduate and graduate students. The facility will include adaptable classroom spaces, an auditorium, project rooms, labs, and other areas to meet student needs. Another focus area is creating an initial investment pool for the new Auburn Student Investment Fund, with a vision goal of $2 million. Other priorities include funding for the entrepreneurship program, which will include physical space at the Auburn Research Park, and funding for the annual TigerCage competition. COLLEGE OF
In an effort to consolidate academic units, enhance digital capability, and offer flexible space for laboratories and learning, the college is focused on raising $7 million for a new building that will better serve the needs of its students, faculty members, and staff. It also seeks to create five endowed graduate fellowships to support Auburn’s largest graduate student population. Other priorities include creating an endowed professorship to aid in engaging and retaining top faculty, and increasing need-based scholarships to lessen students’ dependence on loans or employment to pay for college. SAMUEL GINN COLLEGE OF
A top priority for the college is scholarship funding to attract the brightest undergraduate candidates and to cover new engineering student fees for need-based students. Additional priorities include funding for competitive graduate fellowships and programmatic support to bolster student services, mentoring, tutoring, and professional development that will occur in the new Brown-Kopel Student Achievement Center. Facility priorities include the construction of a new civil engineering structures lab. SCHOOL OF
Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Student and faculty support will be the school’s fundraising focus for the remainder of the campaign, with a specific commitment to advancing its graduate programs. The research capabilities of graduate students increase excellence and advance the economic impact of the industry on the state. Having met its goal to fund four new endowed professorships, a new focus will be securing an endowed chair for the dean’s position. In addition, the school is seeking a transformational gift to name the school and provide new resources to expand its academic programs.
With a focus on increasing the diversity of the graduate population and fostering cross-cultural relationships, a top priority is funding to support international students in their activities both inside and outside the classroom. Support for programs such as InterConnect help international students and their families better adapt to the Auburn community and American culture. An additional focus area is funding for research and travel grants, which allow students to gather data necessary to complete and present their research findings.
Student support and programmatic support continue to be the primary focus for the remainder of the campaign. Merit-based scholarships to reward talented and high-achieving students, as well as support for study abroad scholarships and undergraduate research scholarships comprise an important component of the college’s goals. Approximately two-thirds of the college’s graduates are accepted into the graduate programs of their choice because of the study abroad and undergraduate research opportunities they had while at Auburn. The college also seeks a leadership gift to name the Honors College, which will transform its future and the number of students it can serve. COLLEGE OF
For the remainder of the campaign, the college will focus on support for the construction of a new culinary center, recently approved by the Auburn University Board of Trustees. The center will be located at the corner of Thach Avenue and Gay Street. Other priorities for the college include endowing the International Quality of Life Awards as part of the dean's legacy initiative, and long-term administrative support for the Hunger Solutions Institute. OFFICE OF
Inclusion and Diversity
Increasing student support is imperative to enhance the quantity and quality of students from underrepresented groups at Auburn. An ongoing campaign focus will be raising funds for PLUS: Provost Leadership Undergraduate Scholarships. The PLUS program focuses on the recruitment and retention of talented first-generation college students and also benefits those with financial need or from diverse backgrounds by providing renewable scholarships. PLUS awardees also participate in peer mentoring, leadership training, time management and study skills training, study and tutoring sessions, and counseling by a PLUS coordinator. COLLEGE OF
A top priority for the college is increasing diversity, both through additional scholarships for student recruitment and a fund for excellence to support diversity initiatives. The college also seeks funding for scholarships to increase internship
and study abroad opportunities and to offer more financial aid to students who are studying the fine arts, such as music, theatre, and art. AUBURN UNIVERSITY
A major campaign priority is funding for library faculty and staff, which includes increasing scholarships for student employees, providing stipends for current staff members to complete an online masters of library science, endowed faculty awards to recognize dedicated librarians, and an endowed position for a new digital research center librarian. Growing the libraries’ annual collections budget to increase accessibility to online journals, and the expansion of the digital research centers for faculty members and students are other campaign focus areas. JULE COLLINS SMITH
Museum of Fine Art
Guided by a comprehensive strategic building plan, the museum is addressing the need for improved educational, storage, and public spaces necessary for a 21st-century museum. Plans are underway for Phase I to upgrade collections storage and improve lighting and acoustical systems during summer 2017. Transformational gifts are critical to support Phase II, which will establish educational spaces, including seminar and classrooms. These essential enhancements will better connect Auburn students, faculty, and community to museum collections. SCHOOL OF
The school will continue its efforts to raise $5.8 million in private funding to match university funds for Auburn’s first facility specifically designed for nursing education. Support for faculty also continues to be a top priority, as the school is seeking new endowed professorships to recognize faculty excellence and supplement faculty research. Additional student support in the form of undergraduate scholarships, and new graduate fellowships and assistantships, will be key elements for the remainder of the campaign. When the new building is complete, enrollment is expected to continue to increase and additional support to reward deserving students will be imperative.
Ongoing fundraising efforts will focus on garnering support for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which provides academic, not-forcredit programming for adults age 50 and older. Another fundraising priority will be establishing scholarships for K-12 summer camps hosted at Auburn so that high-achieving school children from underserved communities can attend. Funding for the Campus Kitchens Project also will continue to be a campaign focus. Through the student-led program, students recycle unused food from campus cafeterias, turn the donations into nourishing meals, and deliver the meals to those in need.
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Endowed scholarships for top-notch students and endowed faculty chairs to recruit and retain senior faculty members are continuing priorities in the campaign. An additional focus area is robust programmatic support for equipment purchases and outreach initiatives, which include the operation of remote clinics throughout the state. Naming spaces will be available in the new Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Building, which currently is under construction. The facility, which will assist the school in attracting outside researchers to Auburn, will enhance the education of pharmacy students and enable the school to climb in national rankings. COLLEGE OF
Sciences and Mathematics
Construction of the new Sciences and Mathematics Success Building, a facility housing innovative learning spaces for students, is one of the college’s primary priorities for the remainder of the campaign. A number of naming opportunities are available in this facility. Another priority of the college includes flexible scholarships for need-based applicants, as well as additional retention scholarships that enable students to cover tuition costs beyond their first year. DIVISION OF
With more than 500 student organizations running leadership programs, a primary focus for the remainder of the campaign will be funding for a new, intentional four-year leadership initiative. The Path to Leadership Program, scheduled to launch in Fall 2017, will provide every student the opportunity to participate, with a long-term goal of creating exceptional Auburn leaders. Programmatic support also is needed for the division’s health and wellness program, as well as its Student Success Fund and Veterans Success Fund. COLLEGE OF
Central to the college’s vision to become one of the nation’s elite veterinary cancer centers is the purchase of a new state-of-the-art linear accelerator. This equipment will deliver radiation to the cancer without significantly damaging surrounding tissues, enabling the college to serve as a regional and national resource for advanced cancer therapy and research to benefit companion animals. The construction of a facility with advanced capabilities in rehabilitation, physical therapy, and regenerative medicine will advance programs in equine sports medicine. Gifts will help recruit additional world-class specialists, support personnel, and acquire advanced equipment. Support for professorships in large animal medicine and surgery, canine detection, and canine sports medicine also will help recruit and sustain new faculty who will be called upon to enhance these nationally recognized programs.
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Khari Allen Lee , faculty member at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts and a 2002 Auburn graduate, performs at a metropolitan campaign event at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. As part of the evening’s program, Lee shared the important role that faculty in the College of Liberal Arts played in his education. Support for endowed faculty positions is one of the campaign’s top priorities. “When I arrived at Auburn, I knew I loved music, and I knew I was being called to use the arts to speak to the hearts of people,” Lee said. “My Auburn professors recognized the potential in me and worked with me to tailor a curriculum suited to my own skills and talents.”
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