Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 7 | Issue 18


Explore Your Dreams – a Message from the Director

What a year! It hardly seems possible that my first year as director of the Honors College is coming to a close. Thank you to the Honors College team, all the students, and our wonderful campus and community partners who made this year so rich and rewarding. I have enjoyed every minute of the journey thus far and look forward to seeing some of the new initiatives we’ve set in motion continue to bear fruit next year.

As we set out in pursuit of our summer adventures—whether they include travel, study, employment, or service—I encourage you to use this time to EXPLORE your dreams. Summer provides an opportunity to learn more about yourself, your community, and the world we live in. It is a wonderful time to push ourselves to move out of our routine and out of our comfort zone. Our Honors College mission statement encourages us to explore as a means to “pursue truth with courage and conviction.”

For myself, I am excited to be leading another group of thirteen travelers to Cuba through our Honors College Study and Travel program. Even after twenty-three years of travel to the island for my own research, I learn so much on these group travel adventures. I love seeing Cuba through the eyes of my fellow travelers, as their observations and questions allow me to see things in a new way. Our conversations over meals are as enriching as the time we spend wandering the cobble-stoned streets of colonial sugar cities or hiking to mountain waterfalls. I can hardly wait!

May your summer provide a wonderful time to explore a new dream and make it happen. The Honors College team is always here to support and guide you in all of your endeavors.

Wishing you all a safe and adventure-filled break!

Honor Your Dreams!

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Dr. Tiffany A. Sippial

Director of The Honors College
Auburn University

Congratulations Drew!

Honors College senior Drew Bonner is now a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, an honor bestowed on only 496 students nationwide. The scholarship is widely considered the most prestigious award in the United States for undergraduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

Become a CEO Fellow

This fall a select number of Auburn University Honors College students will have the opportunity to participate in a leadership training program called the “CEO Challenge.” The CEO Challenge is designed to help the next generation of young talent develop the leadership skills they’ll need after graduation. The CEO Fellow will connect with a network of iconic chief executives, business leaders, and innovators who share stories about their personal journey, the obstacles they overcame along the way, and most importantly, practical tips and advice to young, up-and-coming leaders. Many CEOs/companies graciously volunteer their time for the CEO Challenge, including Four Seasons, Equinox, Cleveland Clinic, Sequoia Capital, Wachtell Lipton, ADP, Tyson, Sullivan Cromwell, Cirque du Soleil and many high-tech start-ups.

Students interested in applying to become a CEO Fellow should contact Dr. Sippial to discuss program requirements and the application process.

Doing anything fun or interesting this summer? Send us the details of your plans for a chance to be featured throughout the summer!

Email us any information about your internship, study abroad, research, or volunteer opportunities!

Do you have what it takes to be an academic coach? The Honors College is looking for a select group of Honors students to offer weekly Peer Academic Coaching sessions in Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, World History, and Writing.

If you are interested in becoming a peer academic coach, send a rèsumè and cover letter explaining both your interest in the position and qualifications for offering academic coaching in a particular subject(s) to Dr. Sippial.

Summer Work at the Honors College

The Honors College has a paid student worker position open this summer for our front desk. The hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 9:45 – 11:45 am and from 12:45 – 3:15 on Tuesdays only. Interested students should contact Stacy Brown

Thank you for a wonderful year!

War Eagle! 

– Honors College Staff

Last modified: April 30, 2019