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Trace of Hope: Gordon Stone shares his story

By Mary Catherine Gaston / Jun 9, 2020 9:12:29 AM Feature 1986 College of Agriculture alumnus Gordon Stone and his wife, Ellen, share how personal tragedy transformed their lives and outlook Friday, May 7, 1993, began just like any other day for Gordon Stone, a 1986...

An Unlimited Career

By Joshua Woods / Mar 31, 2020 11:58:29 PM Feature Chastity Westry is no slacker. The ’97 agricultural business and economics alumna is one busy lady who wears many titles: billion-dollar sales executive, mentor, philanthropist,...

Just Plain[s] Special

By Mary Catherine Gaston / Jan 7, 2020 2:54:08 PM Feature Animal and dairy sciences alumnus plays a valuable part in the unique place he’s chosen to call home Plains, Georgia, is a special place. Of course, the whole world knows Plains as the home of America’s 39th...
USDA chief scientist, Auburn alum presents Fall York Lecture Sept. 26

USDA chief scientist, Auburn alum presents Fall York Lecture Sept. 26

The Auburn University College of Agriculture’s E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer Series will present U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Undersecretary Scott Hutchins as the Fall 2019 York Lecturer Thursday, Sept. 26, in Auburn. In the lecture, set for 4 p.m. in the...

John Canfield

John Canfield is a Ph.D. student in the Sociology program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2019, he received his M.S. in Rural Sociology at Auburn University, where his research focused on the financialization of farmland in rural Illinois. His advisor was...

Stranger than fiction: Fisheries alum, specialist writes what he knows in debut novel

Stranger than fiction: Fisheries alum, specialist writes what he knows in debut novel

When Gregory Whitis began his undergraduate studies in zoology at Iowa State University in the mid-’70s, he had no idea there was such a place as Auburn University; he had never heard the word “aquaculture”; and the idea of one day living in the Deep South for sure had never entered his mind. And catfish farming? Was that a joke?

Lindy Olive

Lindy Olive is a research project coordinator at Northwestern University. She manages projects related to how women spend their time in a day (the 24-hour cycle) and outcomes for cardiovascular health. While at Auburn, she focused on local food systems, meal kits for...

Karl Galloway

Karl Galloway

Karl Galloway currently serves as the Cultural Resource Specialist for the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. In this capacity he promotes historical and cultural events throughout the state, and assists smaller municipalities in organizing their own celebrations. He...

10 Auburn College of Agriculture graduates win 2017 Alumni Awards

10 Auburn College of Agriculture graduates win 2017 Alumni Awards

Ten successful professionals who hold academic degrees from Auburn University’s College of Agriculture have been selected as the college’s most outstanding alumni for 2017. The 10 include the recipient of the 2017 Alumni Service Award and nine Alumni Award winners who were chosen by and represent the academic units and programs from which they earned their degrees.

Rosa Cantrell – Agricultural Communications Almuni

Rosa Cantrell – Agricultural Communications Almuni

HIGHLIGHTS Education: Agricultural Communications Graduation: 2010 Current Position: Real Estate Assistant, Berkshire Hathaway HomeService Preferred Real Estate Current Location: Auburn, AL WHAT ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES? Rosa is earning her real estate license, shows...

Mike Rowe

Mike Rowe

Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Alumni CURRENT POSITION President and CEO of Precision Kia of Wesley Chapel President and CEO of Gulf Coast Turf and Tractor, LLC CURRENT LOCATION Tampa, Florida ABOUT MIKE Mike chose to study agricultural business and...

USDA chief scientist, Auburn alum presents Fall York Lecture Sept. 26

USDA chief scientist, Auburn alum presents Fall York Lecture Sept. 26

The Auburn University College of Agriculture’s E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer Series will present U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Undersecretary Scott Hutchins as the Fall 2019 York Lecturer Thursday, Sept. 26, in Auburn. In the lecture, set for 4 p.m. in the...

John Canfield

John Canfield is a Ph.D. student in the Sociology program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2019, he received his M.S. in Rural Sociology at Auburn University, where his research focused on the financialization of farmland in rural Illinois. His advisor was...

Stranger than fiction: Fisheries alum, specialist writes what he knows in debut novel

Stranger than fiction: Fisheries alum, specialist writes what he knows in debut novel

When Gregory Whitis began his undergraduate studies in zoology at Iowa State University in the mid-’70s, he had no idea there was such a place as Auburn University; he had never heard the word “aquaculture”; and the idea of one day living in the Deep South for sure had never entered his mind. And catfish farming? Was that a joke?

Lindy Olive

Lindy Olive is a research project coordinator at Northwestern University. She manages projects related to how women spend their time in a day (the 24-hour cycle) and outcomes for cardiovascular health. While at Auburn, she focused on local food systems, meal kits for...

Karl Galloway

Karl Galloway

Karl Galloway currently serves as the Cultural Resource Specialist for the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. In this capacity he promotes historical and cultural events throughout the state, and assists smaller municipalities in organizing their own celebrations. He...

10 Auburn College of Agriculture graduates win 2017 Alumni Awards

10 Auburn College of Agriculture graduates win 2017 Alumni Awards

Ten successful professionals who hold academic degrees from Auburn University’s College of Agriculture have been selected as the college’s most outstanding alumni for 2017. The 10 include the recipient of the 2017 Alumni Service Award and nine Alumni Award winners who were chosen by and represent the academic units and programs from which they earned their degrees.

Rosa Cantrell – Agricultural Communications Almuni

Rosa Cantrell – Agricultural Communications Almuni

HIGHLIGHTS Education: Agricultural Communications Graduation: 2010 Current Position: Real Estate Assistant, Berkshire Hathaway HomeService Preferred Real Estate Current Location: Auburn, AL WHAT ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES? Rosa is earning her real estate license, shows...

Mike Rowe

Mike Rowe

Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Alumni CURRENT POSITION President and CEO of Precision Kia of Wesley Chapel President and CEO of Gulf Coast Turf and Tractor, LLC CURRENT LOCATION Tampa, Florida ABOUT MIKE Mike chose to study agricultural business and...