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Warhawk Weekly 11-28: Commencement speaker; Giving Tuesday

AUM will celebrate Spring 2023 commencement on May 6

AUM welcomes circuit court judge as commencement speaker

a man wearing a suit and tieAuburn University at Montgomery will welcome an alumna and trailblazer in the legal profession as its commencement speaker on Saturday, Dec. 9.

The Honorable Tiffany B. McCord, one of three district judges serving the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Alabama, will address graduates during a pair of ceremonies at the AUM Athletics Complex.

Graduates of the Colleges of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Nursing & Health Sciences and Sciences will walk at 10 a.m. Commencement for graduates of the Colleges of Business and Education will begin at 2 p.m.

McCord, who earned a bachelor’s degree in history from AUM and served as SGA vice president before completing a juris doctorate at Faulkner University, became the first black female to hold the position of Montgomery County Circuit Clerk in 2012. McCord joined the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in 2018.

After earning her law degree, McCord became one of the youngest attorneys to be selected as a Criminal Justice Act panel attorney for the U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Alabama. As an attorney, she specialized in criminal, civil and family law.

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Invest in student success on Giving Tuesday

Invest in the success of current and future AUM students by making a tax-deductible gift today in support of scholarships, academic programs and other opportunities as part of Giving Tuesday, the global generosity movement focused on transforming communities.

Any gift of any amount matters and ultimately pays dividends by preparing AUM students for success in Alabama’s River Region and beyond.

Make a gift!

Join AUM in supporting 12’s Day of Giving

AUM is sponsoring WSFA-TV’s annual food and toy drive benefitting Toys for Tots, Heart of Alabama Food Bank and Hands On River Region’s Christmas Clearinghouse. Volunteers will collect donations of food, toys and money on Friday, Dec. 1, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Renfroe’s Market on Eastchase Parkway.

AUMTeach webinar highlights new STEM program

AUMTeach will host an informational webinar, “Transforming the Future of STEM Education,” to introduce a new program for STEM majors at AUM from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30. The webinar will provide information on how students in STEM majors can earn college credit, engage in experiential learning opportunities and more through the new program.

Register for the webinar online or email Molly Trammell at [email protected].

Warhawks split games against UAH

A monster 14-point, 17-rebound effort from Danielle Luckey helped lead the AUM women’s basketball team to a 72-53 win over Gulf South Conference rival Alabama-Huntsville on Monday night.

Her 17 rebounds were the most by an AUM player since the 2019-2020 season.

The AUM men fell to UAH, 84-75, despite a career-high 35 points from Jalen Gaston.

Both teams will visit West Alabama Thursday, followed by a weekend doubleheader at Shorter.

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Recognize outstanding Library employees

a sign on the side of a street at nightThe AUM Library is accepting nominations for the 2023 Betty J. Tims Friends of the AUM Library Faculty and Staff Service Awards.

The awards recognize library faculty and staff for their outstanding dedication to activities and functions, which lead to improvements in library services. Library faculty and staff also are honored for their dedication to providing or improving access to library holdings and efforts to offer quality recommendations that result in more efficient and/or more cost-effective library operations.

One AUMazing library faculty member and staff member will be selected for this year’s honor.

Submit your nomination online by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1.

Get updates on campus events

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