Imagine. Invest. Inspire. - A campaign for Auburn University at Montgomery

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  • Carlton Harrison Carlton Harrison

    Carlton R. Harrison, an alumnus of Auburn University at Montgomery, has established a bequest to fund a named endowed fellowship for graduate students enrolled in the Auburn Montgomery Master of Business Administration program.  In addition, a portion of his estate will be used to fund a named endowed scholarship in AUM Athletics. 

    Mr. Harrison was born in Montgomery in 1956 to Doug and Jane Harrison, and both he and his twin brother attended AUM.  Though he has enjoyed a successful career in business, Mr. Harrison earned a bachelor’s degree in history from AUM in 1978.  His endowed fellowship reflects his belief in the value of a diverse education, and will be awarded to a student pursuing an MBA, but who earned a bachelor’s degree in either liberal arts or sciences.  The term of this fellowship is for two academic years.

    Mr. Harrison’s belief in the importance of a well-rounded education can also be seen in his support of Auburn Montgomery’s student athletes.  A tennis player himself, Mr. Harrison is perhaps AUM Tennis’s biggest fan.  Over the years, he has enjoyed getting to know the tennis players and continues to keep in touch with many of them.  Mr. Harrison has generously decided to leave a portion of his estate to AUM for the purpose of endowing a scholarship for a fifth-year member of the AUM Men’s or Women’s Tennis Team.  In addition to his support of the Tennis program, Mr. Harrison also holds season tickets to AUM Basketball and Softball. 

    “Auburn Montgomery is grateful to Carlton Harrison for remembering AUM in his estate plan,” said Chancellor John G. Veres III.  “His commitment to AUM is evident through this generous gift, and we appreciate his support.”