In the years before coming to Auburn, Jarious Avery had vague dreams of attending college and pursuing a career in medicine. As a first-generation college student, he was alone in the complicated process, navigating every decision by himself — from which school to attend to admission requirements and financial aid possibilities.
Kendall Higdon and Caitlyn Miller have flown the friendly skies around Auburn for years. What they hadn’t done, until last summer, was compete as a team in a four-day, 2,400-mile air race. Their race was made possible, in part, by generous donors who participated in Tiger Giving Day.
Generations of student veterans have walked Auburn’s campus, replacing their military rucksacks with backpacks. Described as nontraditional students, they are on average 10 to 15 years older than typical college students, and unlike most 18-year-olds, have garnered a lifetime of experiences before they walk into an Auburn classroom.
As Auburn University transitions its students from on-campus instruction to remote delivery in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Office of Development continues to assess the best approach to continuing its normal operations.
Hanna Fowler, a 2017 aviation management graduate and chief pilot for Flex Air, never considered a career in aviation as a young girl, even though both of her parents are pilots. She unexpectedly decided on the career, not unlike the way she decided to attend Auburn University.
Located on 13.5 acres on main campus, Auburn University’s botanical gardens, the Donald E. Davis Arboretum, feature a collection of the native plants of Alabama and the southeastern United States.