AUBURN – Auburn University recently created a professorship in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering through a donation by H. Vincent Groome III, owner of Groome Transportation, which operates Tiger Transit system. The gift was given in honor of Groome’s father. The Harold V. Groome Jr. Professorship in Transportation Engineering will support an exemplary civil engineering faculty member who specializes in transportation engineering instruction and research.
Auburn has undertaken a professorship initiative that will create 81 endowed professorships across campus. The university has agreed to add $7,500 annually in perpetuity to the earnings of any new professorship endowment established by Sept. 30. Professorships can be established for $150,000 during this period, half the normal amount.