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.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University is one of five schools chosen to participate in the Peer Advisors for Veteran Education program, or PAVE, a peer support program that will help ease the transition from military life to college life. Incoming student veterans will be paired with a current, experienced student veteran who can help guide them through this potentially stressful time.
PAVE originated through the collaboration of efforts by the Student Veterans of America and the University of Michigan Depression Center and Department of Psychiatry. PAVE officials then decided to reach out to other interested universities.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Alabama Power Nuclear Power Generation Systems Program within Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has received more than $190,000 in scholarship funding from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The funding will provide 15 academic scholarships for students enrolled in the minor. Designed to attract engineering students from all disciplines to the minor, and ultimately to the nuclear industry, the scholarships provide an award of $4,500 annually for a two-year period.
“The NRC’s scholarship support of this minor is a significant boost for students who desire to be a part of the nuclear power generation industry,” said Bill Goodwin, program director. “It’s not about making nuclear engineers; it’s about equipping Auburn engineering students with the tools and skill set to succeed in the nuclear power generation industry. The NRC’s funding will make this vision a reality for a number of Auburn students.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University students will participate in “The Mayor’s Scholars Conference” in Birmingham Sept. 12-14.
The War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen, the Black Student Union, Auburn University Student Government Association and the Auburn University Lobby Board will serve as ambassadors for the Reaching Economic Justice and Building Tolerance panels during the morning session on Sept. 12.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University will commemorate Sept. 11 with an Honor Walk for military veteran students Wednesday at 9 a.m. on Cater Lawn. The walk will be in the form of a labyrinth designed on the grass.
The event will include appearances from Johnny Green, director of Auburn University Veterans Resource Center; Timothy Ullman, retired air wing commander who served as an Air Force chaplain; the Auburn Police and Fire Divisions; retired Marine Corps Maj. Jeffrey Dyal, a Lila White Fellow at Auburn University; Rev. Kerry Holder-Joffrion from Turning Point Consultants LLC; and the ROTC color guard.