AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction programs continue to be ranked among the nation’s best. In the annual DesignIntelligence survey, “America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools 2014,” the college’s graduate and undergraduate programs in industrial design and its undergraduate architecture program are ranked in the top 10 degree programs in their fields nationally. The rankings are based on annual surveys of leading practitioners in the fields.
Auburn’s industrial design graduate program is ranked third nationally for 2014, up from fourth last year. The industrial design graduate program has been ranked in the top 12 programs nationally seven out of the last eight years. Ranked sixth for 2014, the undergraduate Industrial design program in the School of Industrial and Graphic Design has been ranked in the top 10 since 2007.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University senior Patrick Donnan and 2012 graduate Ashton Richardson have been named finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for an opportunity to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. If selected, they would be among only 32 U.S. students to receive the honor.
Donnan will interview in Birmingham as part of Rhodes District 7, while Richardson, now a veterinary student at Texas A&M University, will interview in Houston as part of District 8. The interviews will take place Nov. 22-23.
AUBURN – Auburn University senior Patrick Donnan has been named a finalist for the highly selective Marshall Scholarship for an opportunity to study in the United Kingdom next year.
He will interview at the British Consulate in Atlanta Nov. 12 to possibly be chosen as one of only 40 U.S. students named a Marshall Scholar and to attend their choice of any U.K. university. Approximately 900 students are endorsed annually for the scholarship by their respective universities, with 160 being named finalists.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University has announced its student nominees for three of the nation’s top postgraduate honors: the Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell scholarships.
“These students evoke the core values of Auburn University,” said Melissa Baumann, assistant provost for undergraduate studies and director of the Honors College. “They have succeeded through hard work in their courses and extracurricular activities and they are men and women of character. We are pleased to nominate them for these prestigious scholarships.”
L-R: Jennifer Wood Adams, Sushil Bhavnani and Richard Burt
AUBURN UNIVERISTY – Three Auburn University faculty members have been named fellows in the 2013-14 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program, a professional development program that seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within Southeastern Conference institutions and beyond.
Jennifer Wood Adams, director of the School of Communication and Journalism; Sushil Bhavnani, the Henry M. Burt Jr. Professor of Mechanical Engineering; and Richard Burt, head of the McWhorter School of Building Science, will join 46 faculty and administrators from Southeastern Conference universities at academic workshops Oct. 14-16 at the University of Georgia and Feb. 5-7 at the University of South Carolina. Each of the 14 SEC universities also has a university-level development program designed by each institution for its own participants.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Recent Auburn University graduate Hannah Riordan, a native of Cornwall, Ontario, has received one of 15 History Scholar Awards given each year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
The award recognizes outstanding graduating college seniors, selected from candidates across the United States, who have demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence in American history or American studies. Selection is based on grades, letters of recommendation and writing samples.