AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University Board of Trustees on June 22 voted to name a new facility at the Auburn Research Park after Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard.
In appreciation of his support in advancing the university’s academic mission and role in economic development, the board named the building the Mike Hubbard Center for Advanced Science, Innovation and Commerce. Hubbard was instrumental in securing half of the $28 million that is being used to build the center.
“This is an unexpected honor, and is very much appreciated,” Hubbard told the board. “It is an honor and a privilege to represent Auburn University each day in Montgomery. I always want what is in the best interest of the university.”
AUBURN – Robert Gibbs, a longtime advisor and strategist to President Barack Obama and former White House press secretary, will deliver the commencement address to Auburn University graduates at the spring ceremony May 9.
Auburn will award an estimated 3,139 degrees during the 9:30 a.m. ceremony, which will mark the first commencement exercises to take place in Jordan-Hare Stadium since 1968. A live video stream of the event will be available on the university’s website at www.auburn.edu/graduationlive.
An Auburn native, Gibbs graduated from Auburn High School in 1989 and North Carolina State University in 1993.
AUBURN – Political commentator, journalist and academic Melissa Harris-Perry will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual Women’s Studies awards luncheon Wednesday, March 9, at 11:45 a.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. She will give the talk, “Re-Imagining Leadership: Gender, Race, and Contemporary Politics.”
Reservations for the luncheon can be made at http://media.cla.auburn.edu/womens_studies/luncheonForm.cfm through Wednesday, March 2.
AUBURN – Auburn University will welcome Duncan Cole, the consul general from Australia based in Atlanta and the latest in a list of international visitors, to campus this Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Bob McGinnis, Auburn University senior counsel to the president and former vice president for development, said the series of visits are part of a strategic plan to internationalize the university.
AUBURN – General Richard B. Myers, retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a graduate of Auburn Montgomery, will deliver the commencement address to Auburn University graduates at spring ceremonies May 10.
AU will award an estimated 2,687 degrees during two spring commencement ceremonies in Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum. A live video stream of the events will be available on the university’s Web site (www.auburn.edu/graduationlive).