Auburn Stories

five snapshots of five Auburn alumni

In coordination with the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, Auburn Agriculture is taking the month of February to recognize the past, present and future contributions made by the university’s Black students, faculty and staff. Read the accomplishments made by some of our own alumni who all work to better the world of agriculture.

February 14, 2024

A woman stands over two young women who are smiling and working with colorful plastic cubes

The Numeracy Act was passed by the Alabama State Legislature in 2022 and is gradually being implemented in schools across the state, but Auburn is already educating teachers to meet the demands of this law focusing on elementary math education.

February 13, 2024

Xinyu Zhang

Xinyu Zhang and a team of researchers are developing innovative, cost-effective and portable opioid biosensors capable of providing immediate and accurate opioid detection and monitoring.

February 13, 2024

Woman kissing a man on the cheek.

From football games to chance meetings in the classroom, Auburn alums tell how they found love on the Plains.

February 13, 2024

Sydney Gwyn

Social work senior Sydney Gwyn wove her lifelong passion for helping others into a career in social sciences through an internship with the Air Force Civilian Service.

February 12, 2024

Harbert College of Business Online MBA program attracts four members of the same family with its flexibility, affordability and practical application.

February 12, 2024

A family poses for a photo in the mountains of Colorado

Auburn University seniors Kelly Best and Amanda Zimmer were sorority sisters before they became stepsisters when their parents got married in June of 2021. Now, their bond is stronger than ever before as they enjoy their time on the Plains.

February 09, 2024

Director Mark Wilson explains an original charcoal sketch on display

The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities recently added to its artifacts collection displaying the artistry and humanity of enslaved Alabamians.

February 09, 2024


After beginning his career as an elite, Auburn-trained bomb detection dog, the yellow Lab spent nearly a decade working with Student Counseling and Psychological Services.

February 08, 2024

An astronaut in a space suit

Auburn alumna Kathryn Thornton received her bachelor’s degree in physics from the College of Sciences and Mathematics before completing her doctorate in physics and four space missions.

February 08, 2024