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Warhawk Weekly 7-30: AUM earns Reader’s Choice Award; Tennis earns academic honors

Warhawk Weekly 7-30: AUM earns Reader’s Choice Award; Tennis earns academic honors


  • AUM earns top honors in Reader’s Choice Awards
  • Tennis Programs earn ITA All-Academic Honors
  • Raised by the Power of 10 Men
  • Wellness Center challenges students and faculty/staff to get fit!
  • Payment Plans for Fall semester open
  • Volunteers needed for student move-in
  • Alumni Board of Directors accepting nominations
  • Alumni Professorship: Nominations due Aug. 1
  • Apply for Fall Graduation!
  • Sign up for AUM texts!


  • Student Alumni Association Kick-off
  • Save the Date: Solutions Alabama
  • Join us for the last Blue Jean Ball
  • Strike up fun at Young Alumni Mixer


AUM earns top honors in Reader’s Choice Awards

Residents of Montgomery, Autauga and Elmore counties voted Auburn University at Montgomery as the top university in the River Region in the 2019 Montgomery Advertiser Readers’ Choice Awards

“We are honored to be selected by readers of the Montgomery Advertiser as the No. 1 university in the River Region for the second consecutive year,” Auburn University at Montgomery Chancellor Carl A. Stockton said. “We are proud to serve the residents of Montgomery, Autauga and Elmore counties. Students from these communities have represented the lifeblood of our institution since we welcomed our first class in September of 1969. As we approach our 50th anniversary of serving students, we remain committed to helping graduates of our local high schools and community colleges realize their educational and professional goals.”

Read more about the Reader’s Choice Awards in the AUM Pressroom.

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Tennis Programs earn ITA All-Academic Honors

Both the men and women’s tennis programs at AUM were named All-Academic Teams by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, with seven Warhawks earning All-Academic Scholar Athlete honors.

The award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All varsity letter winners should be factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2018 and spring 2019).

Read more about the Tennis Programs academic achievement at AUM Athletics.

Raised by the Power of 10 Men

Raised by the Power of 10 Men is an initiative that was started by the Montgomery Public School System, Office of Family and Community Engagement four years ago. The power of 10 equates to the number 10 multiplied by itself to create a perfect number. It signifies the power of shared responsibility between the men in our city and the students within the school system aims in the promotion of elevating the youth and the city we reside in.

It was developed as a reflection of events that were implemented by other schools around the U.S, in response to the “first day of school initiative.” The Montgomery Public School System wants to provide a more welcoming and encouraging atmosphere to get more students excited about their first day of school. It is an effort to connect the schools with their community and to promote a positive front. It is also used to recognize the importance of fathers and or father figures and the roles they play in their child’s education. The goal is to have 100 men line the halls of each school with cheers, applause, and high fives as students enter, while encouraging them to set the tone by making their first day their best day ever!

This year MPS Community Schools has teamed up with the Leadership Montgomery Torchbearers Class XI to kick off the 2019-20 school year. The first day of school is Tuesday, August 6, 2019 and the event is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. The following schools will be participating:

Bellingrath Middle School | 3350 South Court Street, Montgomery, AL 36105
Davis Elementary School | 3605 Rosa Parks Ave, Montgomery, AL 36105
Goodwyn Middle School | 209 Perry Hill Road, Montgomery, AL 36109
Peter Crump Elementary School | 3510 Woodley Road, Montgomery, AL 36116
Southlawn Middle School | 5333 Mobile Highway, Montgomery, AL 36108

Register at if you or your organization would like to volunteer at one of the five schools listed above.

Wellness Center challenges students and faculty/staff to get fit!

The Warhawk and Workplace Wellness Challenges will be starting September 2 and running through October 14! During this six week challenge for all AUM students, faculty, and staff, fees will be waived for participants who are not already Wellness Center members.

With teams of two, you can participate in Wellness Center Challenge events, attend group fitness classes, and complete a simple self-monitored exercise routines to gain points. At the end of six weeks, the top three teams with the most points will be awarded prizes.

Registration for the Challenge is open August 19–30 online. Only one team member needs to register!

Fall Payment Plans open

Fall Payment Plans are open.


For more information, please visit

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.

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

Alumni Professorship: Nominations due Aug. 1

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

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

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.


Sign up now for AUM Texts!


Student Alumni Association Kick-off

Join the Student Alumni Association for Toxic Meltdown inflatable fun, outdoor games, pizza, and music. All AUM students are welcome to attend! Join SAA at the kick-off event to receive a gift!

Tues., Aug. 20 | 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | Behind the Library Tower

Save the Date: Solutions Alabama

As a leader in the State of Alabama, your presence and support for the work managers in state government have done to identify, analyze and develop solutions for key issues affecting Alabama is vital.

This year, Solutions Alabama presentations will address the following critical issues:

  • Socioeconomic Impact of Marijuana Legislation in Alabama
  • Transitional Housing for Alabama’s Released Inmates
  • Real World Education in Alabama’s Public Schools
  • State Lottery in Alabama
  • Economic Impact of Red Snapper Seasons in Alabama
  • Flexible Work Arrangements for Alabama’s Workforce.

Fri., Aug. 23 | 10–11:30 a.m. | State Capitol Auditorium

Join us for the last Blue Jean Ball

This will be the final Blue Jean Ball and your last chance to attend at Pat Dye’s Crooked Oaks Lodge. Bruce Pearl and Pat Dye will emcee our live auction. Proceeds will benefit AUM and AU Schools of Nursing students. You can purchase tickets or a table online today!

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

Strike up the fun at Young Alumni Mixer

Strike up some fun with AUM’s Young Alumni. Roll on over, there’s no time to spare. We’re going bowling, with food and drinks to share!

For more information, please email Serra Bilgili or call 334-244-3567.

Thurs., Sept. 19 | 6–8 p.m. | Bowlero Montgomery


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