Category Archives: Academic achievements

Auburn University graduate programs rank high in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Online Education Programs

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Online graduate programs in Auburn University’s College of Education, Raymond J. Harbert College of Business and Samuel Ginn College of Engineering are listed among the top programs nationally in the just released U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 Best Online Education Programs rankings.

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Auburn awarding 1,432 degrees in fall ceremonies featuring guest speaker Stan White

Stan White

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University will award 1,432 academic degrees Dec. 14 in Auburn Arena during two fall graduation ceremonies featuring addresses by Auburn alumnus and former football player Stan White, now an insurance executive and football analyst.

The 10 a.m. ceremony will include the colleges, schools and programs of Architecture, Design and Construction; Engineering; Interdisciplinary Studies; Liberal Arts; Nursing; and Sciences and Mathematics. The 2 p.m. ceremony will be held for the colleges and schools of Agriculture; Business; Education; Forestry and Wildlife Sciences; and Human Sciences. The ceremonies can be viewed live through the university’s website at www.auburn.edu/graduationlive.

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Auburn senior Patrick Donnan named Marshall Scholar, one of 40 in United States

Patrick DonnanAUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University senior Patrick Donnan has been named a recipient of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship, becoming one of only 40 U.S. students selected to attend their choice of university in the United Kingdom.

“We are very proud of Patrick, both for his accomplishments at Auburn and for his being named a Marshall Scholar,” said Melissa Bauman, Auburn University assistant provost and director of the Honors College. “He has displayed great leadership in the classroom and the laboratory and in advancing science in the community.”

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Auburn’s industrial design and architecture programs ranked in top 10 by DesignIntelligence

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.

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Auburn University senior, recent grad named Rhodes Scholar finalists


Ashton Richardson
Patrick DonnanAUBURN 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.

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Auburn senior named finalist for United Kingdom’s Marshall Scholarship


Patrick Donnan
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.

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