The Honors College is thrilled to introduce our new Coordinator of Student Recruitment Rebecca Shippen. Ms. Shippen started a few weeks ago, and is excited to begin her journey with the Honors College at Auburn University!
Let's get to know Ms. Shippen.
Name: Rebecca Shippen
Hometown: Montgomery, AL
Degree(s): B.A. English, Huntingdon College
Why did you choose those degrees?
I love to read, research, and study different cultures and history.
What brought you to the Honors College?
I have a passion for Auburn University and for helping students be successful in all of their endeavors, while here at Auburn and beyond. When the opportunity presented itself for me to come to Honors and be able to share my love of Auburn and my experiences here with incoming students and their families, I just knew that this was the right place for me.
Do you have any hobbies?
I have two-year-old twins so they tend to keep me very busy these days, but when I do have free time I like to read, binge watch a good Netflix series, try out new restaurants, and travel. I love museums and libraries so they are always at the top of my must see list when I go somewhere.
What are small things that make your day better?
Always having coffee, starting a new book, and having dinner with a friend.
Movies, TV, or Books- or all three?
Definitely all three!
You'd be surprised to know that I can...
Professionally and seamlessly gift wrap and make bows.
What do you hope to accomplish here in the Honors College?
I began my academic career here at Auburn and loved it, but I ended up graduating from a small liberal arts school. I loved the unique and individualized experience that I had there as well as the lifelong connections that I made. The Honors College is unique in that we try and create a smaller liberal arts shool environment for our students inside the larger university experience. I hope to be able to showcase all of the wonderful things that we have to offer to incoming students and help them to really feel at home here in the Honors College and at Auburn. We have such a talented team that is very invested in our students and wants to help them succeed in any way that we can.
What are you most excited about working at the Honors College?
I am excited about the opportunity to share and create a welcoming, engaging, unique, and academically successful college experience for our students during their time at Auburn.
What advice would you give an Honors College student?
Take advantage of all the resources that Auburn and the Honors College have to offer, do not be afraid to ask questions, and step outside of your comfort zone and explore the world around you.
Do you have a favorite Auburn memory/ or Auburn area memory?
I have a lot of great Auburn memories, but two of my favorites are being at the "Kick Six" Iron Bowl in 2013 and stepping back on campus as an employee of Auburn.
Best way to contact?
Email is probably the best way to get in touch with me, firstname.lastname@example.org, but you're always welcome to stop by Cater for a visit.