Honors College Office of the Provost

Alex Sauer New Scholarship and Research Coordinator


The Honors College is thrilled to welcome Alex Sauer, our new Scholarship and Research Coordinator! We are so excited to welcome him back to Auburn
to be a part of our team.

Let’s learn more about Mr. Sauer:

Name: Alex Sauer

Hometown: Charleston, SC

Degree(s): M.S., Psychology (Auburn University); B.S., Psychology (College of Charleston)

Why did you choose those degrees?

I have always been fascinated by Psychology, and more specifically, the study of behavior. As a child, I loved teaching our dog tricks and marveled at the way she seemed to “understand” what I was saying. As an undergraduate, I had the opportunity to work in an animal lab. In this lab, we taught rats to do some amazing things, but more importantly, we could apply the principles we learned with the rats to help human beings. This experience was simply amazing, so I majored in Psychology. After graduating with my B.S., I wanted to continue researching both human and animal behavior so I decided to get my M.S. in Psychology as well.

What brought you to the Honors College?

As a graduate student at Auburn, I worked as a teaching assistant. It was here that I discovered my passion for teaching and helping students realize their academic goals. When the opportunity presented itself to help Honors College students at Auburn get involved in research and guide them toward scholarships and career opportunities, I knew that this was the job for me.

Do you have any hobbies?

I really enjoy playing video games. Some of my favorites include: The Legend of Zelda, Elder Scrolls, and Super Mario. I also have two adorable dogs that need lots of love all of the time.

What are small things that make your day better?

Seeing puppies or dogs of any age…have I mentioned that I really like animals?

Movies, TV, or Books – or all three?

All three, for sure!

You’d be surprised to know that I can… 

Juggle, hula hoop, and use a pogo stick…I’m basically a clown.

What do you hope to accomplish here at the Honors College?

I want to be a reliable resource to guide students toward scholarships to help fund their college experience. I want to be a useful starting point for students that want to be involved in research opportunities. I want to prepare students for the next steps in their career after they graduate. But above all else, I want to help students realize their full potential.

What are you most excited about working at the Honors College?

I have heard some amazing things about Honors College students, so I cannot wait to start interacting with them and hearing their ideas and ambitions.

What advice would you give to an Honors College student?

Never be afraid to ask for help! Just because you are an Honors student does not mean that you will not need support, advice, or assistance. We have a dedicated staff here at the Honor College, and we will always be more than happy to help you in whatever way we can. But we cannot help, if you do not ask.

Do you have a favorite Auburn memory / or Auburn area memory?

The first time I “rolled” the trees at Toomers Corner is probably my favorite memory. I just remember the excitement as, all of a sudden, it looked like a blanket of snow had fallen over the entire area. I never knew that toilet paper could be beautiful, but in that moment it was.

Best way to contact?

Email is definitely my preferred method of communication, but you should  feel free to drop by my office in Cater anytime.

Last modified: June 27, 2019