New Advisor: Savannah Woodall
Over the summer we added a new member to our advising team. Today we’d like to officially welcome Savannah Woodall to Auburn University and the Honors College. Let’s get to know Savannah, who advises students with the last names A-Gn.
Name: Savannah Woodall
Hometown: Lake Butler, Florida
Degree(s): B.S in Agricultural Education & Communication, M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration
Why did you choose those degrees?
As the daughter of two educators, I always knew that somehow I’d work in the field of education, but I wasn’t sure exactly what the right fit would be. My bachelor’s degree program focused heavily on communication and leadership development, which I knew could translate into a career focused around helping people communicate well and grow their leadership skills. In my gap year, I began working in higher education at UF. I quickly realized that not only do I love helping people succeed, I love helping students see their potential and reach their goals even more. This led me to pursue my master’s in higher education administration.
What brought you to the Honors College?
With my background in agriculture, it was important to me to work at a land-grant institution, and from my time at Baylor University, I learned I really liked working at a mid-sized school.
Thus, Auburn was already in the running. What really drew me to the Honors College was the opportunity to work with such incredible high-achieving students. Getting to teach honors participation courses was the icing on the cake!
Do you have any hobbies?
Yes! When I’m not working there’s a good chance I’m traveling the globe (when it’s allowed) binge watching Netflix, taking photos, or finding a hole-in-the-wall restaurant to enjoy!
What are small things that make your day better?
Coffee dates, fresh sunflowers, and snail mail! I love sending and receiving handwritten cards.
Movies, TV, or Books – or all three?
You’d be surprised to know that I …
always use Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives food map to decide where I’m going to eat in a new city!
What do you hope to accomplish here at the Honors College?
As a result of working here, I hope that the students whom I’ll get to interact with will know how supported and valued they are. College is a time to discover your passions and pursue your dreams. I just want students to know that I’m here to support them through every step of their collegiate experience.
What are you most excited about working at the Honors College?
I am so eager to interact with Honors College students in both advising appointments and in the classroom! I’ve heard such great things about this group of students and can’t wait to meet everyone.
What advice would you give to an Honors College student?
Your college experience will fly by; so, make the most of your time and don’t feel like you need to rush! Take a class that you’re interested in (even if you don’t “need” it), pursue creative opportunities, and use every opportunity you have to network.
Do you have a favorite Auburn memory / or Auburn area memory?
I don’t have many memories of Auburn yet, but I’m excited to make them soon!
Best way to contact?
Email me at Slw0083@auburn.edu
Last modified: September 1, 2020