Stacy Brown co-founded Chicken Salad Chick in Auburn in 2008. Today she speaks to Auburn students in communications and franchising classes. She's also supporting an incubator in the new Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center.
Growing up in “the horse world” meant homeschooling and long hours at the local barn. She began riding at age 4. Her parents and trainers taught her the value of work — hard work. By 12, she was flying to a horse show by herself, becoming independent and self-sufficient.
A researcher in the Molecular and Applied Sciences Laboratory in Auburn’s School of Kinesiology, Shelby Osburn chases innovation in the same lab where she first fell in love with scientific discovery as an undergraduate student.
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.