AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Two successful corporate executives will be guest speakers at Auburn University on Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, during spring commencement in the Auburn Arena, where approximately 3,359 new graduates will receive diplomas.
Commencement ceremonies will be streamed online, and can also be viewed on mobile devices through the website or the Ustream app.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – An Auburn University Honors College senior and a recent graduate have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships to continue their studies in Europe.
Samantha Lopez, a senior double-majoring in microbiology and French, will study in Belgium, while James Barnett, a December 2012 graduate with a double major in biomedical sciences and Spanish, will travel to Spain. They are Auburn’s sixth and seventh Fulbright recipients in the past four years.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY - Two students and one faculty member were recognized with Auburn University’s highest honor for humanitarian service Tuesday, April 16, at the annual President’s Luncheon in the Student Center ballroom.
The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award was presented to seniors Evan Lutomski and Emily Scammell, and Harriet Giles, director of external relations in the College of Human Sciences and managing director of the Auburn University Hunger Solutions Institute.
The national honor has been presented at Auburn since 1951 as a reminder of the noblest human qualities exemplified by Algernon Sydney Sullivan, a prominent humanitarian and first president of the New York Southern Society, now the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation. Each year, Auburn bestows the honor on one male and one female student from the graduating class and one non-student.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY - The National Science Foundation has named an Auburn University student and three alumni as NSF Graduate Research Fellows and cited two other Auburn students and an alumnus for honorable mention.
The recently named fellows are Honors College student Lauren McManus, a senior in aerospace engineering; Matthew McBride, a 2012 Honors College graduate in chemical engineering; Jennie Appel, a 2011 graduate in electrical engineering; and Joshua Jarrell, a 2005 graduate in applied mathematics.
Each fellowship provides three years of support at $30,000 annually and an additional $10,500 cost-of-education allowance. The purpose of the fellowship program is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University Honors College student Azeem Ahmed has been awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, one of the nation’s top academic awards bestowed on college juniors.
Ahmed, who is double-majoring in finance and economics and minoring in public health, is one of only 62 recipients nationwide selected by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation; he is the only recipient from the state of Alabama.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Thanh “TJ” Nguyen, a senior in mechanical engineering at Auburn University, has received the National Student Employee of the Year Award from the National Student Employment Association. The award was presented to Nguyen April 9 at a reception for the nominees at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
Nguyen is employed by the Outreach Office of the College of Sciences and Mathematics, where he has served as technical director for the War Eagle BEST robotics program and counselor for the Science Matters summer program for children. He is responsible for maintaining technology for the office and has created user manuals for new equipment. He was nominated by Mary Lou Ewald, director of the Outreach Office.