AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The 2014 Hospitality Gala, the annual benefit for the Hotel and Restaurant Management program at Auburn University scheduled for Thursday, April 10, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, will feature six chefs, including three with ties to the university.
Chefs Rob McDaniel, David Bancroft and Leonardo Maurelli all attended Auburn. McDaniel and Maurelli graduated from the Hotel and Restaurant Management program in 2002 and 2003, respectively. Although Bancroft did not complete his degree, he served as executive chef at Amsterdam Café in Auburn for five years and last fall opened his own restaurant, Acre, in Auburn.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A unique science-based learning module for infants and toddlers will be the focus of an upcoming conference held by Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences thanks to a gift from the PNC Foundation.
The learning module to provide training in science education will be launched at the annual Focus on Family Child Care conference, June 13-14, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center in Auburn. The conference is part of Auburn’s Family Child Care Partnerships program, which trains Alabama’s licensed family child care providers.
AUBURN UNIVERISTY – New York City fashion designer Hilton Hollis will be on the campus of Auburn University Thursday, March 27, as the keynote speaker for the 27th annual Grisham-Trentham Lecture Series. The public lecture will be held at 11 a.m. in the Student Center ballroom.
Hollis, a native of Natchez, Miss., attended New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. Since graduating in 1999, Hollis has collaborated with many notable designers, including Dana Buchman, Ralph Lauren and John Bartlett. He started his self-titled women’s wear company more than seven years ago.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University students bound for the new study abroad experience in Port Alfred, South Africa, this summer say they hope to make the journey with a large collection of school supplies to benefit an educational program outside Johannesburg.
Three students and Martin O’Neill, head of the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Management in the College of Human Sciences, are piloting the new study abroad program and have already delivered an initial collection of backpacks and other school supplies to the Teboho Trust in Soweto.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Bob Humphreys, chairman, CEO and president of Delta Apparel Inc., will give an address on “The Global Apparel Industry – Challenges for U.S. Companies” at 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 21, in Ballroom A of The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The talk is free and open to the public.
Humphreys is being invited to campus Feb. 20-21 as the spring 2014 Department of Consumer and Design Sciences executive-in-residence. He is scheduled to visit with administrators in the College of Human Sciences, faculty and graduate students in the department, and undergraduate students studying apparel merchandising, design and production management.
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.”