Each year, the Auburn Alumni Association honors alumni, faculty, staff and friends with awards for outstanding achievement.
Nominations are being accepted through Friday, May 30, for the 2014-2015 Auburn Alumni Association Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Awards, the Minority Achievement Award, the Young Alumni Achievement Award and the Lifetime Achievement Awards.
AUBURN – Longtime ABC News correspondent Jim Wooten and widely regarded Auburn historian and activist Wayne Flynt are among the five honorees chosen to receive the 2012 Auburn Journalism Awards.
The other honorees are Valley Times-News publisher Cy Wood, Alabama High School Athletic Association Communication director Ron Ingram and al.com senior producer Vickey Hunt Williams. The awards will be presented at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center on Friday, April 27, at 11:30 a.m.
In presenting the annual awards, the Auburn University Journalism Advisory Council seeks “to recognize and honor the best professional performers in our field with Alabama roots,” said Roy Bain, Auburn Journalism Awards committee chairman.
AUBURN – Five employees of The Hotel at Auburn University were recognized at the Alabama Hotel and Lodging Association’s Stars of the Industry Awards gala in Birmingham Oct. 24, with two taking home top honors. Catering and special events chef Leonardo Maurelli was named Chef of the Year and engineer Charles Smith was named the Hospitality Employee of the Year. Finalists in their fields were Laura Stirling, director of housekeeping; Ted Dempsey, member of the audio/visual department; and Caleb Reeves, bartender. Reeves also took home the silver medal for the Alabama Bartender Competition.
“We are so honored and proud to have two individuals from The Hotel at Auburn University win these very prestigious awards and three others named as finalists,” said Hans van der Reijden, managing director of The Hotel at Auburn University. “Chef Maurelli’s continued dedication to his craft and all of the effort he put into organizing Chefs to the Rescue, the June fundraiser event to benefit Alabama’s April tornado victims featuring 24 chefs from around the country, were some of the characteristics that helped him win his award.”
AUBURN – Auburn University recently held its sixth annual Faculty Awards Celebrating Excellence Ceremony at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
The awards presented at the ceremony are the highest honors the university gives to faculty and this year honored the outstanding academic achievements of 20 faculty members. (Photos and videos of the event can be found here).
Auburn University Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Timothy Boosinger hosted the event and Bob Howell, WSFA-12 evening anchor, was master of ceremonies. Dale Coleman, associate professor of Animal Sciences in the College of Agriculture, gave the invocation. Sarah Newton, Auburn University Board of Trustees member, gave congratulations and special remarks.
AUBURN – Two students and one faculty member were recognized with Auburn University’s highest honor for humanitarian service Tuesday, April 12 at the annual President’s Luncheon in the Student Center ballroom.
The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award was presented to seniors Roy Glasgow and Rachel Coffey, and Kimberly Braxton-Lloyd, assistant dean for Health Services in the Harrison School of Pharmacy and director of the Auburn University Pharmaceutical Care Center.
AUBURN – Auburn University students studying to become pharmacists must learn about science as well as the day-to-day, personal relationships that develop with patients. One of the ways the Harrison School of Pharmacy teaches students both aspects is through its Objective Structured Clinical Examinations, or OSCEs (pronounced “ah-skeez”), given at the end of spring and fall semesters.
“Students interact with actors who play the roles of patients with varying ailments or medical conditions,” said Sharon McDonough, director of the School’s Office of Teaching, Learning and Assessment. “The students must apply their knowledge and skills as if they are treating actual cases.”