Honors College Office of the Provost

A Message from the Director

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Experience and Elevate Your Dreams

Welcome back! I hope that you all had a restful and fun-filled winter break. The Honors College staff is back in Cater Hall and eager for the semester ahead.

January is always such an exciting month on a university campus. Not only are we all anticipating the new things that we will explore in our spring classes, but our thoughts also extend toward the experiences we hope to pursue over the summer. For me, January always means that in only four short months I will be leading our Honors College students to Cuba for ten days. Nothing gives me greater joy than watching our students not only gather new experiences, but also elevate their understanding of another country’s history, culture, and people. By stepping out of their comfort zone, asking tough questions, and opening themselves to the unfamiliar, they learn so much about themselves and one another. It is such a privilege to accompany them on that journey.

As you ponder the semester ahead and your plans for the summer, I also encourage you to seek new opportunities that will help you elevate your own Auburn experience. What would it look like for you to reach a little higher in 2020? Are there experiences that you have been hesitant to engage due to fear of the unknown or fear of failure? Are you unsure how to get started?

The Honors College staff and faculty can help you engage with any of these questions and to encourage you to reach for even higher heights this year. I wish you all a wonderful start of 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: January 7, 2020