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Warhawk Weekly 7–21: AUM Poll; Celebrate your success; Crowning achievement


  • AUM Poll finds Alabamians support face masks, safe voting
  • Celebrate your success, leave your legacy
  • Crowning achievement for May graduate
  • Become a peer mentor, make a difference
  • Learn more about AUM’s Back to Campus plans

AUM Poll finds Alabamians support face masks, safe voting

Alabamians support wearing face masks to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus virus and having alternatives to traditional in-person voting for November’s general election, according to a new AUM poll.

The recent survey conducted by AUM Poll, a new initiative by AUM’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration, found that 78 percent of Alabamians are likely to voluntarily wear face coverings throughout the remainder of 2020 should the COVID-19 pandemic persist. Only 11 percent said they were unlikely to wear such protective equipment.

The poll’s findings are highly important given Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s recent announcement of a statewide mask mandate, said David Hughes, director of AUM Poll and assistant professor of political science.

“Alabama has struggled to flatten its growth curve of new COVID-19 infections in recent weeks, which prompted Governor Ivey to issue her statewide mask mandate,” Hughes said. “According to recent data gathered on COVID-19 cases in Alabama, the average daily number of new cases in the state has increased 69 percent in the last two weeks.”

The AUM Poll’s latest survey findings reflect the viewpoints of a bipartisan group of 575 registered voters in Alabama on a range of issues — from face coverings and absentee voting to vaccinations for COVID-19 — leading into the 2020 presidential election.

Learn more about the survey at:

Celebrate your success and leave a legacy


Spring and Summer 2020 graduates can celebrate their accomplishments and legacy with an AUM commemorative medallion to wear at commencement.

The AUM Alumni Association is offering the keepsake medallion to graduates who make a gift of $20.20 or more to any AUM college, department or program that has influenced their AUM experience.

AUM will celebrate the university’s Spring and Summer 2020 graduates on Saturday, August 15 at 9 a.m. at Montgomery’s Garrett Coliseum.

Get additional details about graduation at: Learn more about the AUM medallion at:

Crowning achievement for May graduate

Airiana Carlos-Lee is making her mark in the world since graduating from AUM. This month, Carlos-Lee won the title of Miss Alabama United States, a crowning achievement for the May graduate.

She is now on her way to represent the state of Alabama at the Miss United States 2020 Nationals in Las Vegas in October.

Carlos-Lee received her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies on May 9.

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Become a peer mentor, make a difference

AUM is looking for students with an interest in becoming peer mentors for the Fall 2020 semester.

Peer mentors are needed in the following areas:

  • UNIV Student Success
  • Math, Psychology
  • Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

If you are dedicated to helping others and want to develop invaluable work experience, visit Search for the posting using the keyword “peer mentor” to apply!

The application deadline closes Friday, July 24 at close of business.

Learn more about AUM’s Back to Campus plans

Face masks, physical space modifications, alternative course schedules and online dining orders and delivery are among the most significant changes AUM has implemented in preparation for the Fall 2020 semester in the interest of student and employee safety.

WSFA-TV recently toured campus with AUM Chancellor Carl A. Stockton to spotlight safety efforts.

Read the Fall Back-to-Campus plan:

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