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AU’s Williams steps down as Plainsman advisor, endows scholarship

AUBURN – Auburn University Journalism Professor Ed Williams, serving his final semester as faculty adviser to The Auburn Plainsman student newspaper, has established The Ed Williams Endowed Scholarship in Journalism to benefit students and also to mark his 25 years of service to journalism at AU and his 23 years as faculty adviser to the Plainsman.

“My students tell me that I’ve impacted their lives, but I wanted to leave another kind of legacy, something that will be here long after I am gone,” said Williams. “I felt that funding an endowed scholarship is something that will be a part of Auburn forever and something that demonstrates the commitment that I’ve had to my students and to The Auburn Plainsman for the past 25 years.”

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