Auburn Montgomery hosts Military Appreciation Night on campus
Auburn Montgomery hosted families from Maxwell last week at a Military Appreciation Night on campus. The event was held to welcome families to the River Region and thanked all military guests for their service.
"I think this is a great start to a relationship between the two institutions that highlight the strength of the Montgomery area," said Colonel Dan Baltrusaitis, Director of Outreach for Maxwell’s Spaatz Center. "Everyone I talked to enjoyed the orientation to the AUM mission, and obviously enjoyed
the food and entertainment."
The event was held in the heart of campus, around the newly completed Grove, an outdoor area just outside the doors of the Taylor Center.
"The Grove provided such a nice area to host our guests, enjoy the company of faculty and staff who came out for the event, and show off our newly renovated campus," said Megan Hughes, Divisional Coordinator for Events and Promotions with Outreach. "It was a pleasant evening complete with no rain and a terrific breeze."
Boomer T’s Barbecue was on hand for the event, as well as Nancy’s Italian Ice and inflatable games from the SpaceWalker. Curtiss the Warhawk was in class that evening, but the AUM cheerleaders were on hand with new temporary tattoos featuring the eyes of – who else – Curtiss the Warhawk. Kids, young and old alike, enjoyed food, games and music.
"We hope this will become an annual event families look forward to," said Hughes.
Auburn Montgomery Outreach, offers a variety of consulting, training and research services to help organizations and individuals work more efficiently and effectively. Focusing on solutions that help companies, public agencies, and individuals expand their professional knowledge, Outreach extends resources through Auburn Montgomery and other experts to enhance the outcomes for clients and, ultimately, the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama. Operating under the division of Outreach, six dynamic units coordinate and allocate resources through consulting contracts, training and development opportunities, and community service initiatives. Just last year, Outreach employees provided expertise through more than 200 consulting and outreach projects and trained more than 13,000 individuals.
To learn more about Outreach, contact Megan Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 334-244-3956.
Oct. 8, 2012