AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University junior Sam Wilcox, an Honors College student majoring in history with a minor in economics, has been named a recipient of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, one of the nation’s top academic awards bestowed to college juniors.
Wilcox, a native of Nashville, Tenn., was informed of the prestigious award by Auburn University President Jay Gogue during a surprise visit to class.
Created in 1975 by an act of Congress, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship is awarded to 59 college juniors on the basis of four criteria: service on campus and in the community, commitment to a career in public service, communication ability and aptitude to be a “change agent” and academic talent that would assure acceptance to a first-rate graduate school.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University and the Southeastern Conference announced today that Professor Geoffrey Hill of the College of Sciences and Mathematics has been honored with the SEC’s Auburn University Faculty Achievement Award for 2013-2014.
“The 2014 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winners are some of our nation’s most accomplished instructors, researchers and scholars,” said Dr. Jay Gogue, President of Auburn University and President of the Southeastern Conference. “It is my great pleasure to preside over an intercollegiate athletics conference that not only recognizes their work, but strives to support it as well.”
Hill, an Alumni Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and curator of birds for the Auburn University Museum of Natural History, will receive a $5,000 honorarium and represent Auburn as the university’s nominee for the SEC Professor of the Year. The SEC Professor of the Year will be selected from 14 nominees representing each of the SEC universities.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY — Five Auburn University students and alumni have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships and two students have received honorable mention, an Auburn record.
The National Science Foundation announced this week the Auburn recipients: Casey Ruark, a 2013 Honors College graduate in biological sciences; Chris Bartel, an Honors College senior in chemical engineering; Zack Coker, a 2013 Honors College graduate in software engineering; Alex Roman, an Honors College senior in chemical engineering; and Jacob Clary, an Honors College senior in chemical engineering.
Receiving honorable mention were Alex Wolff, an Honors College senior in aerospace engineering, and Ryan Weaver, a graduate student in biological sciences.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – For most students, summer is a time to relax and recharge, maybe take a class or two. For most students at the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, the summer also includes a two-week pharmacy practice rotation. But second-year pharmacy student Elizabeth Wood will spend her summer working at one of the most prestigious hospitals in the country.
Wood, a native of Vestavia Hills, Ala., will spend the summer in Rochester, Minn., at Mayo Clinic. She was selected as one of four students nationwide to work in the clinic’s outpatient pharmacy program.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Michael Wooten, a professor in the College of Sciences and Mathematics Department of Biological Sciences, has been named Auburn University’s Presidential Administrative Fellow for 2014.
The fellowship program is designed to help individual faculty members gain senior administrative experience while applying their academic expertise to issues and programs that impact a broad segment of the university community.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University senior Azeem Ahmed has been named winner of the 2014 President William Jefferson Clinton Hunger Leadership Award, an honor presented to only one university student worldwide each year.
“We are excited that Azeem’s passion for tackling global hunger has been recognized in this award,” said Melissa Baumann, Auburn University assistant provost and director of the Honors College. “He has dedicated his undergraduate studies and extracurricular activities to understanding and alleviating the roots of hunger. This speaks to Auburn’s land-grant mission to improve the lives of Alabamians as well as people around the world.”