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University Outreach members gathered at the steps of Samford Hall on Monday, Dec. 12, for a check presentation by Auburn Heritage Association to the Sam and Mary Ellen Hendrix Endowed Fund for Excellence in the Office of University Outreach.

The endowment was made possible through a campaign by the Auburn Heritage Association, which raised more than $21,000 to cover initial publishing costs for the book, “Auburn: A History in Street Names.” Proceeds from book sales fund the endowment to provide academic camp scholarships for Auburn Youth Programs, or AYP. The “camperships,” which cover the cost of registration, on-campus lodging and meals, provide the opportunity for local youth to attend week-long academic summer camps at Auburn University.

Authored by Sam Hendrix, "Auburn: A History in Street Names" tells a comprehensive history of the City of Auburn and names each camp scholarship for individuals whose stories are told throughout the book.

"Auburn: A History in Street Names" made its debut in 2021 and sold out in 29 days. A second printing is now available for purchase in Auburn-area bookstores and online. For more information on the book, making a purchase or the Sam and Mary Ellen Hendrix Endowed Fund for Excellence in the Office of University Outreach visit this link.

Auburn Youth Programs, a program area within the Office of Professional and Continuing Education, is an extension of University Outreach that sponsors and executes various summer programs designed to educate and inspire youth. To learn more about Auburn Youth Programs visit this link.

Members of University Outreach receive check for $25,000 presented by Auburn Heritage Foundation. Pictured from left: Jim Franklin, OPCE assistant director for Auburn Youth Programs, Hope Stockton, Assistant Vice President for University Outreach and Professional and Continuing Education, Mary Norman, president, Auburn Heritage Foundation, Dr. Royrickers Cook, Vice President for University Outreach and Associate Provost and Sam Hendrix, author, ‘Auburn: A History in Street Names.’