Honors College Office of the Provost

A Message from the Director

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Experience and Elevate Your Dreams

Welcome to a new year at Auburn University! The start of the fall semester is always one of my favorite times of the year. It is a time of anticipation, excitement, and dreams for the future. This year is no different, even if some elements of university life may be new for us.

To be sure, our new reality presents interesting challenges. We may have to work a little harder to recognize the face of a friend when they are wearing a mask. We may have to step out of our comfort zone to build meaningful connections with classmates and colleagues. We may have to stretch our imaginations in new ways to conduct our research. We may have to lean on technology to conduct the service work we would prefer to offer in person.

Yet, we are Auburn University! We know how to seek, stretch, innovate, and imagine.

Every challenge offers an opportunity to grow and learn. If we remain open to the possibility that new approaches may yield unforeseen rewards, we can emerge from this time of uncertainties even stronger than we were before. I know that we will work together to make the 2020-2021 academic year one whose triumphs rival, if not outweigh, its challenges. Our Honors College team stands prepared to help our students reach that goal.

I wish you a wonderful and healthy start to the semester. If I can ever be of service, please never hesitate to contact me via email or by phone (334-844-5860). I hope that you will also follow me on Instagram @auhonorsdir.

War Eagle & Honor Your Dreams,

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Dr. Tiffany A. Sippial

Director of the Honors College
Auburn University


Last modified: August 18, 2020