Auburn University to dedicate new Student Center Nov. 5

AUBURN – Auburn University will formally dedicate its new Student Center in a ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

A parade, with Dean Emeritus James Foy and Aubie serving as parade marshals, will kick off the day’s events. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at James E. Foy Hall and end at the new Student Center. Parade participants will include student organizations, the Auburn University Cheerleaders and Tiger Paws, faculty, staff, students and friends of the university.

Following the parade, Dean of Students Johnny Green will preside over a formal dedication of the Student Center to Auburn University students. Speakers will include Auburn University President Jay Gogue; Auburn Board of Trustees President Pro Tempore Paul Spina; former chairs of the Student Center building committee Greg Masood and David Stejskal; and president of the Student Government Association Lauren Hayes. The Auburn University Pep Band and Auburn University Singers will provide entertainment prior to and during the ceremony.

A ribbon cutting will be held on the east entrance steps of the new Student Center at noon followed by the official dedication of the James E. Foy Information Desk to Dean Foy. A well-known local figure will make the first official telephone call to the desk. In the past few years, the Foy Information Desk has received national acclaim including being featured on The Today Show and in Oprah Winfrey’s magazine “O.”

“We are pleased to welcome the Auburn family to the students’ new home on the Auburn University campus,” said Green. “This event is to celebrate that new home and the fact that this wonderful, state-of-the-art facility will finally be open and in use. Students will host this event and students will be our special guests.”

Tours of the new center will be available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Food vendors located throughout the center will offer free samples.

Contact: Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)