Because of the particularly fine work of a student in a statistics class during the fall quarter of 1980, Professor Joe Albree (Mathematics) began to consider, and talk with fellow faculty members about, the need for meeting the special challenges of students who wanted to study materials more deeply and in ways that were not part of normal classes. He established an informal honors committee including Oliver Billingslea (English), Bradley Moody (Political Science), and Janet Warren (Education).
In April 1981 the Executive Committee of the Faculty Council at Auburn University at Montgomery recommended to the administration the creation of an honors program. The recommendation included the creation of a Faculty Council Committee chaired by Joe Albree. The new Scholars Program, with Albree named as the first Preceptor, began in the Fall of that year.
The Scholars Program offered a series of courses (colloquia and special topics classes, directed readings, and independent research) and events for honors students. In addition, students were permitted to convert regular courses into honors credit by contract with faculty members.
In November 1996, then Preceptor Mary Jane Curry recommended to the Faculty Senate changing the name of the Scholars Program to the University Honors Program (henceforth UHP) and the title of Preceptor to Director. The Senate unanimously recommended those changes to the Chancellor, and the name and title became effective in the Fall Quarter 1997.
At the end of Christine Lewis’s term as director, AUM’s Provost determined that the UHP would be better served by a more visible location and the appointment of a permanent director. In 2010, the Associate Provost recommended that Donald Nobles be appointed interim director while a search was conducted to fill the position. Ultimately, the search committee determined that Nobles himself, who had served with distinction for several decades as a professor of communication, was the best candidate for the job, and “interim” was removed from his title effective Fall 2011. He hired Jackie Hall as the UHP’s first Student Services Coordinator, and “Honors 2.0” was officially underway at AUM.
Under the leadership of Director Nobles, the UHP was greatly expanded. The honors curriculum was reconceived: a series of team-taught interdisciplinary seminars became its backbone, and a senior thesis requirement was adopted. The honors colloquium course was implemented, and evolved into a one-credit hour, pass/fail course that could be taught by faculty and staff from across the university. During this time, the AUM Honors Assembly, an officially sanctioned undergraduate student organization, was founded, and the Masquerade Ball and Quidditch tournament became annual events. A very generous gift from the Daniel Foundation provided support for student travel, and the UHP sent students on educational trips to England, France, the Galapagos Islands, and Italy. The UHP also became affiliated with the National Collegiate Honors Council and the Southern Regional Honors Council, and occasionally sent students to their annual conferences.
In 2015, the Provost’s Office approved a new staff position in order to support Nobles and Hall, and Hillary Boaz came to AUM as the UHP Advising and Recruiting Coordinator. Director Nobles also oversaw the development and implementation of the Deichelmann Memorial Scholarship, a $44,000 award over four years and the most prestigious scholarship at Auburn University at Montgomery. In order to apply for this scholarship, prospective students were required to apply for admission to the UHP, significantly enhancing efforts to recruit new honors students. The first class of Deichelmann scholars came to AUM in the fall of 2016.
In January 2016, Director Nobles had announced his intention to retire from the university. An on-campus search was conducted for his replacement, and Matthew Jordan, a member of the AUM philosophy faculty since 2010, was hired. Jordan had been closely involved with the UHP for several years, teaching multiple honors seminar courses, leading an honors study abroad trip and a trip to the 2015 meeting of the Southern Regional Honors Council, and serving on the Honors Committee of the Faculty Senate. He became UHP Director on August 1st, 2016.
As articulated by the Office of the Provost, Director Jordan’s principal charge was to increase the size of the UHP. With the help of Kelsey Hayes, who had succeeded Hillary Boaz as Recruiting and Advising Coordinator, Jordan implemented new strategies for recruiting continuing AUM students into the UHP. This was an immediate success; the program grew from 43 students in the fall of 2016 to 68 students in the spring of 2017.
Two important changes took place during Director Jordan’s first year. One was the creation, by the Honors Committee, of alternative “pathways to honors.” These new pathways solved two challenges facing the UHP: first, that some majors had mandatory curricular requirements in the junior and senior years that made completion of the UHP requirements virtually impossible; and second, that students who had been deeply invested in the honors community but did not, for one reason or another, complete a senior thesis, would not be formally recognized for their accomplishments. The new system made it possible for students to earn University Honors by completing the existing honors curriculum, but also made it possible for students to earn Warhawk Honors through meaningful honors coursework and participation in the life of the UHP.
The second change was to give greater structure to the sequence of honors seminars. The Honors Committee identified key texts, themes, or goals that would be associated with each course in order to ensure a coherent and shared academic experience for honors students at AUM.
The UHP was given its own office space in January 2010 in the Administration Building, and eventually moved to a suite of offices on the seventh floor of the AUM Library Tower. Also in 2010, a dedicated space for UHP students, the honors lounge, was created on the third floor of the Taylor Center. In 2016, thanks to the generosity of the Dean of the College of Business, Dr. Rhea Ingram, room 218 of Clement Hall informally became the de facto honors classroom; from 8:00—5:00, the UHP was given priority for scheduling classes in this high-tech space.
Historically, UHP graduates wore white honor cords to distinguish them at graduation. In May 2011, graduates of the UHP ceased wearing cords in favor of a new UHP medallion struck from a design by UHP students. With the implementation of the Warhawk Honors option in 2016, honor cords returned; students earning University Honors wear orange and white cords and the medallion, while students graduating with Warhawk Honors wear the cords. In addition, graduates of the UHP are identified in the commencement program and announced as they cross the stage. Students who graduate with University Honors also have this distinction noted on their diplomas.
Chartered by the Office of Student Life in July 2011, the AUM Honors Assembly is the undergraduate student organization for members of the UHP. It held elections for officers for the first time in August 2011.
Historically, the UHP had been housed in the faculty office of the termed director and courses were offered using the designation of his or her department. Directors served specified terms of varying lengths.
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We can turn your passion into a career.
How high will you SOAR?
Hot investment topics like Bitcoin or Warren Buffett could be the theme of an AUM Investment Club meeting, where you’ll be part of the conversation over pizza and drinks. Other activities include keynote speakers, stock portfolio competitions, and networking with local investors.
Develop practical experience in the field as well as networking contacts. For more information, please contact the club advisor, Wendy Anderson, at (334) 244-3977 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The business world needs smart, compassionate leaders.
This group of peers schedules networking events with guest speakers and great food. Their aim is to help aspiring students who are starting their own businesses.
The business world will be better because of you.
Members of the Marketing Club make the world their classroom! Club members are on the scene sponsoring social events, networking opportunities, guest speakers, field trips and much more!
Open to students and faculty who are interested in mathematics outside of the traditional classroom setting.
We help prepare you for a life-long career
How high will YOU SOAR?
Enjoy play at all levels with your fellow students.
Chill out from the stresses of your studies by just hanging around!
We help you turn your compassion into a career
People need your help to sustain a better life.
How high will YOU SOAR?
Develop and foster relationships with like-minded students that could last you a lifetime.
The international honors society in psychology.
AUM’s student chapter of NAMI, an organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness
Make your love of numbers pay off
Heading to Auburn University for an engineering degree? This club is for you.
Join other math majors in discussions, activities and research.
Helping the environment helps people
The next generation of conservationists, making an impact today.
Join others in discussions, activities and research.
Chemistry really can create a better world
Join other chemistry majors in discussions, activities and research.
The adventure starts with your first class.
Join other biology majors in discussions, activities and research.
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7:30 A.M. – Noon
Lunch | Dinner
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GIS helps you locate the answers to critical questions
The planet is worth saving
The pre-health honor society, Alpha Epsilon Delta, provides community service and outreach experience.
Learn to harness technology for good
Formed by the College of Business, this club is open to all students and faculty. See the aspect of mathematics outside the traditional classroom setting.
Meet people in your field and network with peers.
Meet with students to share your thoughts on programming and the latest trends.
If computer programming finds you indoors a lot, take time to chill outside for a stress-free adventure.
The world needs scientists like you.
Group members form thought groups and study partnerships as they work through the rigorous coursework of their future profession. Find opportunities to serve alongside your friends like walking to end Alzheimer’s Disease. Or get fit while joining your club in the American Cancer Relay for Life. You’ll stay active in this club and make life-long relationships.
Like-minded students have opportunities to work, learn and network together.
This club brings sustainability awareness throughout the Montgomery community.
You can be the solution to the world’s problems.
Experimentation Leads to Discovery.
Gregory J. Touhill
Director, Software Engineering Institute CERT Division
Gregory J. Touhill is director of the world-renowned CERT Division of the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, where he leads a diverse group of researchers, software engineers, security analysts, and digital intelligence specialists working together to research security vulnerabilities in software products, contribute to long-term changes in networked systems, and develop cutting-edge information and training to improve the practice of cybersecurity.
Touhill was appointed by former President Barack Obama to be the first chief information security officer (CISO) of the United States government. Previously, he served in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications. Before joining the Software Engineering Institute, he was president of Appgate Federal, a provider of cybersecurity products and services to civilian government and defense agencies.
Touhill is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he was an operational commander at the squadron, group, and wing levels. He served as a senior leader of military cybersecurity and information technology programs, culminating as the chief information officer of the United States Transportation Command, one of the nation’s 10 combatant commands. A combat veteran, he is the recipient of numerous awards and decorations including the Bronze Star medal and the Air Force Science and Engineering Award. He retired from the Air Force with the rank of brigadier general.
Touhill received his bachelor’s degree in political science (minor in engineering) from the Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree in systems management from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree in strategic studies from the Air War College, and a certificate from the Harvard Kennedy School. He maintains both the CISSP and CISM certifications. He is an adjunct faculty member of the CMU Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy and the Deakin University (Australia) Centre for Cybersecurity Research and Innovation. A member of many organizational boards and committees and recipient of many awards, Touhill was recognized by Security Magazine as one of its Most Influential People in Security and by Federal Computer Week in the Federal 100. He is the co-author of the books Cybersecurity for Executives: A Practical Guide and Commercialization of Innovative Technologies.
You belong where relationships thrive.
Features networking events with guest speakers and great food. Helps aspiring students who want to start their own businesses.
Focuses on providing speakers working in financial areas to provide real-world advice and connections for internships and careers.
You are likely to find the AUM Investment Club discussing the hottest investment topics from Bitcoin to Warren Buffett over pizza and drinks. Activities include keynote speakers, stock portfolio competitions, and network with local investors. AUM Investments Club encourages academic achievement and provides an opportunity to learn from professionals about the many career choices offered to business administration graduates. For more information contact the club advisor, Dr. Tewhan Hahn, at email@example.com or (334) 244-3231.
The College of Business offers 10 student clubs and organizations that are active on the AUM campus and in the River Region all year long. Through these organizations, students are continually exposed to professional opportunities and experiences offered by some of the top companies in the U.S.
Join your friends who promote good study habits and academic success. Meet professionals in the field for networking opportunities.
Grubhub is the nation’s leading mobile food-ordering marketplace, with more than 20 million happy users! With Grubhub, you can order ahead from all AUM dining options and pick up your food. No waiting, no hassle!
Download the Grubhub app.
Select “Get Started” to set up your account
Once your account has been established select “Accounts” in the menu
Click the “Find Your Campus” button
Search for “Auburn University at Montgomery” in the search bar
Click the “Add Affiliation” button
Select the category that pertains to your status on campus
Click the “Add Campus Card” button
Enter your AUM email address and password
Click the “Sign In” button
Complete Duo authentication
Once your campus card is confirmed, click “Ok”
Select View Campus restaurants
Now you can place your order!
Navigate to the “My Grubhub” screen
Click on the “Account” icon
Select “Campus Dining”
Enter your AUM email address and password on MyAUM
Once you have registered, you may log in using your e-mail address and password.
– Click on Isolation & Quarantine Dining Support Venue.
– Choose a delivery location. This will be the isolation or quarantine building and room you are staying in.* Please do not enter your normal room and building assignment unless you are isolating/quarantining in that room.
– Please note orders must be placed by 11:59 pm CST the day before the delivery date.
– Please order all meals for Friday and Saturday by 11:59pm pm CST on Thursday.
– You are encouraged to order your meals up to 3-6 days in advance.
– Click continue.
– You will then be brought to the menu page.
– Please choose the meal and choices available from those listed.
– Click the add meal button.
– Repeat the above process to choose any additional meals for that same delivery time and day.
– Next click on view cart.
– Confirm your choices for accuracy. If you need to make a change please use the “Edit Order” button on the top.
– Select your payment method.
– You will see an order placed message.
– You will receive a confirmation email for your order. Please check your order for any errors.