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The subject of this week's Take 5 on the Auburn University homepage is Steve Cox, College of Liberal Arts alum and Executive Director of International Expeditions. Cox worked for nine years as an assistant to U.S. Sen. John Sparkman both in his Washington and Birmingham offices. Upon Sen. Sparkman's retirement in 1978, Cox worked with Southern Progress Corporation and helped develop a Tour Department for the readers of Progressive Farmer Magazine. In 1980, Cox left Southern Progress and joined Richard Ryel to form International Expeditions Inc. as an eco-tourism organization which funded its conservation and education projects in developing countries with funds generated by tours to the great wildlife destinations worldwide. Over the past 35 years the company has become recognized as the world leader in nature travel and specializes in operating travel programs for groups and individuals. Trips are quite often operated by International Expeditions on behalf of nonprofit organizations such as Smithsonian and World Wildlife Fund. Cox is recognized as one of the leading experts in the U.S. for licensed American travel to Cuba with a specialty in environmental educational and cultural themes. [Read more]