Honors College Office of the Provost

A Message from the Director


Dear Students, Alumni, and Friends of the Honors College:

Welcome back! I hope that you all had a restful and fun-filled winter break. The Honors College staff is back in Cater Hall and eager for the semester ahead.

January is always such an exciting month on a university campus. Not only are we all anticipating the new things that we will explore in our spring classes, but our thoughts also extend toward the experiences we hope to pursue over the summer. For me, January always means that in only four short months I will be leading our Honors College students to Cuba for ten days. Nothing gives me greater joy than watching our students not only gather new experiences, but also elevate their understanding of another country’s history, culture, and people. By stepping out of their comfort zone, asking tough questions, and opening themselves to the unfamiliar, they learn so much about themselves and one another. It is such a privilege to accompany them on that journey.

Headshot of Director Tiffany Sippial in her office

The spring semester is also a time to renew our support for our students. Our Honors students work so hard to honor their dreams. Their determination and excitement for the future energizes and inspires our team every day. I invite you all to renew your support of these extraordinary students by way of our Tiger Giving Day fundraising initiative on February 23. Your support of our mission is so more appreciated than ever. This is our opportunity to recognize and reward our students’ dedication, character, and vision.

I wish you a wonderful and healthy spring semester. If I can ever be of service, please never hesitate to contact me via email (tat0004@auburn.edu) or by phone (334-844-5860).

War Eagle & Honor Your Dreams,

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Dr. Tiffany A. Sippial

Director of the Honors College

Professor of History

Auburn University

Last modified: January 9, 2023