Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 7 | Issue 13



The Honors College Exhibition is a new and exceptional opportunity for students to showcase their skills and talents through research, creative arts, and performing arts. This exhibition is open to all Honors College students and will feature a variety of disciplines and backgrounds that represent the Honors College’s commitment to excellence in all spheres of our students’ development.

The exhibition will be held April 7, 2019 from 2 – 7 p.m.

Participants are asked to submit their entries in the following categories no later than March 15, 2019

  • Research
  • Creative
  • Performance

For more information, visit the exhibition’s website: 



Honors College Student Awards

Nominations or self-nominations are welcomed from Honors College students, faculty, and alumni. To be eligible for these awards, a student must be classified as a senior (completed 90 hours) with a minimum 3.2 GPA. Please submit the following materials in a single pdf document labeled last name, first name, award via email to Dr. Tiffany Sippial (Director of Honors College) at tat0004@auburn.edu no later than Friday, March 1:
1. Letter of Nomination
2. Resume or CV
3. Contact information for three (3) references.
Awardees will be recognized at the annual spring Honors College graduation ceremony.

Honors College Student Awards:

Edward Gentle III Award: Awarded to a graduating Honors College student in recognition of his or her outstanding scholarship, mental attitude, and leadership qualities over the course of his or her career in the Honors College. To be eligible for the award, the student must complete the entire Honors curriculum, which includes the Senior Capstone Experience.

Meritorious Service Award: Awarded to the Honors College student whose dedicated service to our local, regional, or national community best embodies the Honors College mission to “serve others with compassion.”

Distinguished Research Scholar Award: Awarded to the Honors College student whose distinctive research record best embodies the Honors College mission to “pursue truth with courage and conviction.”

Wayne and Louise Crews Award: Awarded to the Honors College student whose contributions to the Honors College embody the full spirit of the Honors College mission to serve others with compassion, to pursue truth with courage and conviction, to honor the diversity of human experience, and to participate in the creation of a more just world.

Faculty Award:

Professor of the Year: Awarded to the professor whose outstanding teaching has most inspired, enriched, and challenged Honors College students.

Non-Student Awards

Honored Alumni Award: Awarded to a graduate of the Honors College whose contributions to the Honors College, to Auburn University, and/or to our broader world embody the full spirit of the Honors College mission to serve others with compassion, to pursue truth with courage and conviction, to honor the diversity of human experience, and to participate in the creation of a more just world.

Jane and Sherman Pitts Volunteer Leadership Award: Awarded to an outstanding volunteer who graciously gives their time, talent, and resources back to the Honors College.


Join us for food, fun, and fellowship during our spring mid-term picnic. Feel free to come and go as you like during the entire picnic. Visit http://aub.ie/picnic to RSVP so we can get an accurate head count and reserve your plate!




Psyched for Success

Know Your Worth!………Solid Identity and Self-Worth

It’s not about being perfect or getting it right all the time, despite what you may think, hear from some people, or hear from your own critic voice. It’s not about comparison, external success, or others’ validation. It’s also not about tooting our own horn ALL the time or saying “I’m THE BEST!!” And, it’s certainly not about putting someone else down to make yourself feel better.

No, self-worth is about recognizing and valuing our own intrinsic value, not tied to anyone else, just that YOU ARE VALUABLE. Owning that you ARE a person deserving of love and care—from others and from yourself. When you are able to value yourself as a person, it impacts you in so many positive ways.  Try it out (even for a day) to see how it impacts you—remind yourself, “I am of value. I am worthy.”

Check out this video to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EirlZ7fy3bE and/or this brief write-up: https://www.psychalive.org/self-worth/

Provided by Student Counseling and Psychological Services (http://www.auburn.edu/scps)


Student Organizations


Honors College Ambassadors

Honors College Ambassador applications are due March 1.

The full application can be accessed here:


For more information, contact Dr. Thomas (kdt0011@auburn.edu) or visit:


Diversity in Honors

Diversity in Honors is having a meeting from 6 – 7:30 p.m. February 20 in the Honors Center (Broun Residence Hall basement).

We will be discussing the country of Senegal, in West Africa. We will look at a short film, listen to music from Senegal, enjoy and appetizer from Senegal, “Akara,” then have those that are adventurous try making a main dish “Senegalese Mafé.”

Honors Serves

This week Honors Serves offers a variety of volunteer opportunities in the community.

Auburn High School ACT Tutoring

About: Each week we will visit Auburn High School to help lead ACT tutoring. We will help kids with practice problems and give them different test strategies to help them prepare for upcoming test sessions.

Time: Tuesday 3:45-5:00pm

Facilitator contact: Lily Walker lcw0027@auburn.edu or text at 334-707-5465

Loachapoka High School ACT Tutoring

About: Volunteers work each week with the students at Loachapoka High School as they prepare to take the upcoming ACT. Preparation activities include general overview of the test, subject specific review, group work, one-on-one tutoring, and games.

Time: Wednesday 2:05, meet in the Comer Parking lot at 1:45.

Facilitator contact: Sam Lubor scl0012@auburn.edu

Compassus Hospice

About: Compassus provides hospice care to the Auburn and surrounding areas. Volunteers spend time in the office and visiting patients in nursing  homes and assisted living facilities. There is a one-time training required for this service opportunity. The training sessions are available on Saturdays in January and February and can be found at the following link: https://doodle.com/poll/zfuv9c4kqkqmcnbq

Volunteers are also required to complete an application, orientation, TB test, and background check. You may attend a training session before all of these are completed. Email Natalie to get the required applications and forms.

Time: determined by volunteer after completion of training and required materials

Facilitator contact: Natalie Wire new0013@auburn.edu

Auburn Day Care Center

About: This is a great place to volunteer if you are interested in working with children. Volunteers spend time helping with homework and spending time with elementary school children. You can volunteer whichever day of the week works best with your schedule.

Time: Monday-Friday 3:30-5:00pm

Facilitator contact: Lindsey Ashorn lna0006@auburn.edu

Little HAPIE Tree Preschool

About: The Little HAPIE Tree Preschool is housed in the Auburn Early Education Center on East University Drive. This program uses a peer model to provide appropriate developmental and educational experiences for children 3-5. Volunteers will be expected Happy Monday everyone!

to help encourage social interactions among peers, engage in educational play using toys and centers in the classroom, help students stay focused and on task, and aid in instilling developmentally appropriate behaviors by using the procedures outlined in the volunteer handbook. This opportunity is great for people looking to gain experience to further their educational or career path in psychology, education and special education, or any helping profession, such as counseling or nursing. Volunteers will need to bring their driver’s license on their first day.

Time: 8:00am-3:00pm Monday-Friday. Volunteers may work one 2 hour shift per week or two 1 hour shifts at whatever day and time is convenient, as long as the day/time is consistent.

Facilitator contact: Regan Moss ram0083@auburn.edu

 I Am My Brothers Keeper

About: IAMBK is an afterschool enrichment program that allows disadvantaged youth to develop morals, character, and skills to help them thrive in their homes, communities, and schools.

Time: Monday-Thursday 4:00-5:00pm. If you would like to help set up, you can arrive early at 3:30 pm.

Facilitator contact: Jordan Mills jkm0033@auburn.edu

Jean Dean RIF

About: Jean Dean Reading Is Fundamental works to bring books to children in an effort to promote children’s literacy. Volunteers will be working sorting, packaging, loading/unloading books for the organization. Therefore, closed toed shoes are required.

Time: Thursday 3:00-5:00 pm

Facilitator contact: Hayleigh Hallman hhh0010@auburn.edu

Notasulga ACT Tutoring

About: we will be traveling to Notasulga High School to tutor a small group of students for the ACT.

Time: Friday 1:30-2:30 pm; we will meet on campus at 1:00pm

Facilitator contact: Claire Chumley mcc0051@auburn.edu


Student Opportunities


Around Campus

Applications for the Auburn Youth Programs Team are now open and will close March 1, 2019 at midnight. 

Applications will include your cover letter, resume, and responses to additional questions.

For more information, visit the Auburn Youth Programs Team website:


Last modified: February 19, 2019