Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 7 | Issue 17


Attention Seniors!

Graduation Medal Ceremony

Check your email for the graduation medal ceremony invitation. Be sure to RSVP as limited tickets are available!

End of Year Exit Survey

If you are graduating this semester, click the link below to fill out a one question exit survey. We want to know what you’re doing after graduation!



RESTORE Research Program

The RESTORE Research Program is a new addition to Auburn’s campus and includes four of our very own Honors Students. This program focuses on the methods needed to help survivors of sex trafficking.

Click the link below to read the full story.




HONR 1077 Peer Instructors

Peer instructors serve as representatives of the Honors student experience and provide an informed voice in our Freshman Exploration course. The responsibilities of a peer instructor include but are not limited to: attending class, attending meetings with instructor, co-facilitating classroom discussions, and communicating with students. 

Honors peer instructor positions are available to currently enrolled members of the Honors College who have successfully taken Freshman Exploration and completed at least a year at Auburn. Peer instructors will be enrolled in an Honors Lyceum course to receive credit for their experience.

Applications must be emailed to the Honors College (honors@auburn.edu) on or before APRIL 26, 2019. Any additional questions can be directed to Yvette Stone (ymj0001@auburn.edu).


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

Email hccomm1@auburn.edu any information about your internship, study abroad, research, or volunteer opportunities!


CEO Fellows

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. 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 (tat0004@auburn.edu) to discuss program requirements and the application process.


A selected group of Honors students will offer weekly Peer Academic Coaching sessions in Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, World History, and Writing.

Interested students should send a rèsumè and cover letter explaining both their interest in the position and qualifications for offering academic coaching in a particular subject(s) to Dr. Sippial (tat0004@auburn.edu).


Psyched for Success

Perfectionism: One of Procrastination’s Parents 

For most individuals (and I would argue all), the pursuit of perfectionism is a thankless, miserable, and never ending task. And sadly, many believe that perfectionism is a positive attribute that leads to striving, ambition, and high standards. Can we all acknowledge that there is no such thing as perfection? Does making an “A+” on a term paper indicate perfection? No. It simply signifies one professor’s belief that the paper was well done. It does not imply complete mastery of a content area written without blemish. What about a “perfect” score on an inward 2 and ½ somersault dive? No, it is clearly an excellent dive, but if one were to review the dive in slow motion, there would be many flaws present. Instead, striving for performance excellence is enough to motivate individuals to achieve amazing results without the feelings of failure that accompany never reaching perfection. And let’s not forget, if every performance situation is approached with the goal of perfection, then many of us will not want to even start since the effort will be so great. That’s one reason excellent students will procrastinate.

How to overcome perfectionism:

First, learn to recognize perfectionism (e.g., do your standards get in the way or leave you frustrated?).

Second, begin to change perfectionistic thinking by replacing self-critical thoughts with more realistic, helpful statements.

Third, learn how to take another’s perspective. Would your close friend hold you to the same standards that you are holding yourself? Would they talk to you the same way you talk to yourself?

Fourth, look at the big picture. Perfectionists tend to get lost in the details.

Finally, accept that changing perfectionistic behavior takes time. Keep practicing.

Provided by Student Counseling & Psychological Services (www.auburn.edu/scps)


Honors Serves

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


Honors student Ethan Kinnard is currently in HONR 3007 Sustained Community Service and his project for the semester revolves around helping Esperanza House determine and meet their needs. This is one of Ethan’s benefit nights for Esperanza House make sure to head over to Chipotle to show your support!


Student Opportunities

Last modified: April 16, 2019