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Warhawk Weekly 7-16: NCAA welcomes Warhawks; AUM creates new partnership

Warhawk Weekly 7-16: NCAA welcomes Warhawks; AUM creates new partnership


  • NCAA welcomes Warhawks to Division II
  • AUM forms partnership with Southern Union
  • Payment Plans for Fall semester open
  • Volunteers needed for student move-in
  • Kinesiology hosts “Brain Pump” camp
  • AUM Athletics offers variety of sports camps
  • Apply for Fall Graduation!
  • Alumni Board of Directors accepting nominations
  • Nominations open for Alumni Professorship
  • Sign up for AUM texts!


  • Mindfulness
  • Yard Games
  • Save the Date: Blue Jean Ball


Warhawks earn full NCAA Division II membership

The National Collegiate Athletic Association notified Auburn University at Montgomery on Friday that it has advanced to full NCAA Division II membership, beginning with the 2019-20 academic year.

AUM met all of the necessary benchmarks set by the NCAA Membership Committee during the three-year membership process. The NCAA notified AUM Chancellor Carl A. Stockton and Director of Athletics Jessie Rosa of the committee ruling during a Friday morning conference call.

“Auburn University at Montgomery has a proud tradition in athletics, but we’re certainly excited by the possibilities that exist for us as full-fledged members of NCAA Division II and the Gulf South Conference,” Stockton said. “We look forward to competing for championships, just as we did at the NAIA level. I would like to thank Director of Athletics Jessie Rosa and her staff for their diligence throughout this three-year process. Today’s milestone would not be possible without the dedication and support of our coaches, student-athletes, faculty, staff and alumni.”

As a result of the decision, AUM’s 11 varsity athletic programs will be eligible for conference and NCAA postseason competition beginning in the fall. AUM student-athletes, coaches and teams will also become eligible for NCAA regional and national awards based on athletic and/or academic performance.

“This is a day to celebrate not only for our athletics department but for the institution as a whole,” Rosa said. “This has truly been a campus-wide effort, including key collaboration from the Office of Financial Aid, Registrar’s Office, and Admissions, among other units. The support from everyone from our student-body, administration, donors, alumni, faculty and staff has been tremendous and we look to build upon that as active members of the NCAA.”

Having been a provisional member of the Gulf South Conference since the 2017-18 academic year, the Warhawks will now be active members of the GSC. Beginning this fall AUM teams will become eligible to compete in conference championship events with access to automatic qualifiers for NCAA postseason championships.


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AUM forms partnership with Southern Union

A newly finalized partnership between Auburn University at Montgomery and Southern Union State Community College will create scholarship opportunities for transfer students and enable them to complete bachelor’s degrees through concurrent enrollment.

The partnership took effect Monday after Auburn University at Montgomery Chancellor Carl A. Stockton and Southern Union President Todd Shackett signed the agreement.

Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) will offer an unlimited number of transfer scholarships for Southern Union students who complete their associate in arts or associate in science degrees and earn admittance to AUM by May 1 each year. Transfer students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher will receive $2,500 per year, while students with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 will receive $1,000 per year.

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AUM will also award one Presidential Scholarship each year to a Southern Union transfer student with a GPA of at least 3.5. The scholarship will cover full tuition and fees.

“We are delighted to partner with Southern Union State Community College, which has a proud tradition of serving students from East Alabama,” Stockton said. “This agreement creates a seamless experience through concurrent admission for students transferring to Auburn University at Montgomery and offers potential cost savings through a variety of scholarship opportunities. We look forward to welcoming more Southern Union graduates as members of the Warhawk Nation.”

The partnership agreement provides for a “holistic” admissions process that begins with students’ enrollment at Southern Union and continues through their graduation from AUM. Academic advisors from both institutions will work collaboratively to provide ongoing academic advising for Southern Union students who intend to transfer to AUM. Visits by Auburn University at Montgomery academic advisors to Southern Union will also help incoming students familiarize themselves with resources offered by AUM, including its Career Development Center, Learning Center and Warhawk Academic Success Center (WASC).

Fall Payment Plans open

Fall Payment Plans are open.


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Move-in volunteers needed

Housing & Residence Life is seeking organizations and individual volunteers to help Warhawks return to their nests in August. Returning students will move in on Thurs., Aug. 15, and new students will land on campus on Fri., Aug. 16. Residents will be allowed to move in from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days.

This is an excellent opportunity to meet new students, connect with potential members for your club or organization, and make a positive impact on the AUM community. This year, volunteers will be encouraged to wear shirts with their AUM organization or departmental branding.

Volunteers will receive a free lunch and a gift identifying them as an AUM Housing volunteer. If you or your organization is interested in participating, please register through the appropriate link below. If you have any questions, please email Housing and Residence Life or call 334-244-3296.

For individual volunteers, please register here.

For group volunteers, please register here.

Kinesiology hosts ‘Brain Pump’ camp for kids

Get your child’s body moving and their brain stimulated all at the same time! Join us for Brain Pump Camp this summer! Brain Pump is a children’s group exercise class developed by a physical therapist and kinesiology professor that promotes gross and fine motor skills, core strengthening, coordination, crossing mid-line, balance, and proprioception (body awareness).

The camp, which is open to children ages 4-10 and will be held July 22-25, also includes activities working with different textures, art, music, and projects that offer a full sensory experience. Register at Call 334-625-0068 for more information.

AUM Athletics offers sports camps

AUM Athletics will offer summer camps for volleyball, boys’ basketball and softball.

Coach Cheaney’s Basketball Academy will feature boy’s basketball camps for students in grades 1-11 July 29-August 1. Learn more at

The Eric Newell Softball Camps will feature camps for players in grades 7-12 July 23. Learn more at

Apply for Fall Graduation!

If you plan to graduate this fall, please apply online through the MyAUM portal until August 30.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or visit

Alumni Board of Directors accepting nominations

Are you passionate about AUM? Do you want to make a difference? Are you willing to be a leader in the AUM Alumni Association? We invite you to apply for a position on the AUM Alumni Board of Directors.

As the advisory board to the Auburn University at Montgomery Alumni Association, the Alumni Board seeks candidates who are proven leaders, have demonstrated service to the AUM alumni family, are experienced in working in a collaborative environment, and are committed to serving as AUM ambassadors in their communities.

Nominations for the 2020-21 Alumni Board are due August 1. For more information about the AUM Alumni Association Board of Directors, or to submit a nomination, please visit

Nominations open for Alumni Professorship

The AUM Alumni Association sponsors an Alumni Professorship to recognize outstanding AUM faculty who best exemplify excellence in teaching, research, scholarly and creative accomplishments, and service.

Current AUM faculty members who have at least 10 years of full-time service at AUM are eligible for this honor. Alumni Professorship recipients will serve a three-year, non-renewable term and receive an annual salary supplement of $2,500.

For more information about this award, or to submit a nomination, please visit

Sign up for AUM texts!

You’re a busy Warhawk –– we know! Now you can get info on campus events, important dates and deadlines and more texted right to your phone.


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Improve self-worth and confidence. Reduce anxiety and depression. Become less overwhelmed by life. Learn to live mindfully.

Learn to live a Mindful Life by joining Counseling & Health Promotion Services on Wednesdays through the summer semester. Email Counseling & Health Promotion Services to learn more about this weekly event.

Wed., July 17–24 | 2–3 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 110

Yard Games

Every now and then healthy competition is good for you. Make your way to the Quad to enjoy some jumbo yard games. Should rain or inclement weather happen, we will move inside to the AUMazing Bean Coffee Shop area.

Tues., July 16 | 11 a.m. | The Quad

Save the Date: Blue Jean Ball

Make plans to attend the 19th Annual Blue Jean Ball, “Riding into the Sunset” at Pat Dye’s Crooked Oaks Hunting Lodge in Notasulga, AL. The event benefits the AUM School of Nursing and the Auburn University School of Nursing.

The event will be held Fri., Sept. 13, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, please email Marie Harrington or call 334-244-3596.

Fri., Sept. 13 | 6–10 p.m. | Crooked Oaks Hunting Lodge

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