Cary Curtiss New Honors College Advisor

The Honors College would like to introduce our newest advisor – Cary Sockwell Curtiss. Ms. Curtiss was previously with the Office of the Registrar and is thrilled to begin working with all of our Honors College students.

Let’s get to know Ms. Curtiss:

Name: Cary Curtiss

Hometown: Birmingham, Homewood area

Education: Received her bachelor’s degree at Auburn with a double major in Anthropology and Philosophy.  Ms. Curtiss received her master’s degree at UT Austin in Asian Cultures and Languages with a focus on India.

Why did you decided to go to school at Auburn? Like many students, I really wasn’t sure what to do. I knew Auburn had a great reputation. Auburn helped me find my path, and the professors and classes I took played a big role in it.

What brought you to the Honors College? I found the magic of learning in college, honestly I really got into it and enjoyed it. I think the love of education is what the Honors College is all about it. Previously I was working in the registrar’s office. There I learned how the university worked, but it was more of a practical / logistical side of things. I’m excited to refocus my work and embrace my love of education.

Do you have any hobbies? Reading and knitting. Prior to working at here at Auburn University I owned a knitting store in Opelika. I also enjoy bicycling and want to do more gardening and cooking. My favorite type of food is Indian, or really any spicy ethnic foods in general.

What are small things that make your day better? People who are happy to be where they are.

Movies, TV, Books? I’m a reader and my favorite book is “Ahab’s Wife” by Sena Jeter Naslund (Alabama author), it is simply beautifully written.

 What is the most impressive thing you know how to do? Personally I think opening my own business and running it for three years before selling.

What do you hope to accomplish here at the Honors College? From my previous job with the registrar’s office, I already know about policy and process – what I am excited to learn more about is the student focused front end.

What are you most excited about working at the Honors College? Working with the students and being able to know them and be part of their success.

Favorite Auburn memory.  Just so many. I had an excellent experience with the philosophy department. I was able to get to know professors outside of class. Also I would have to say my first study abroad program I took here at Auburn. That class really shaped everything else I have done academically.

Best way to contact? Email / cary@auburn.edu