Warhawk Weekly 8-24: PCAOB scholarship; Vaccination Incentive Program

 

Accounting senior earns PCAOB scholarship

Senior Abigail Williams is the third AUM accounting student to earn a $10,000 scholarship as a Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Scholar.

PCAOB scholars are nominated by faculty for the honor and must be enrolled in accounting degree program at their nominating college or university.

“To know that the professors, faculty and staff within the School of Accountancy see my potential and hard work as scholar worthy confirms that I am exactly where I belong,” said Williams, who is active in the AUM Accounting Club and Beta Alpha Psi honor society. “I am so thankful and grateful that God has gifted me with professors, family, and friends who see potential in me and wholeheartedly pursue my dreams alongside me.”

Williams is expected to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in May 2022. After completing her undergraduate degree, she plans to pursue a Master of Accountancy at AUM beginning in Summer 2022 and prepare for the Certified Public Accountant exam.

The PCAOB Scholars Program was established to award scholarships to benefit students who are likely to become auditors and to make a difference to students who might have otherwise chosen a different career path.

Learn more in AUM News.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program reminder

Fall 2021 students who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – or who plan to be soon – can receive $200 and be entered into random drawings for much larger prizes.

Warhawk Health Services will soon provide information on upcoming vaccination clinics that will be hosted on campus. As in the past, there will be no charge to receive the two-shot Pfizer Bio-NTech vaccine, and no appointments will be necessary.

Get verified! Students who have already received their COVID-19 vaccines can present proof today and Wednesday, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in Taylor Center next to AUMazing Bean. Students should bring their AUM ID and vaccination card. Once confirmed, they will be eligible to receive a $200 reward and be entered into a random drawing for a $2,500 scholarship, multiple $1,000 scholarships, housing scholarships, iPads and other prizes.

AUM has administered Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines to more than 4,000 students, employees and community members. AUM students and employees are required to wear face coverings (securely covering the mouth and nose) while in classrooms and other shared indoor spaces on campus, as well as while using university transportation.

Register for the Vaccination Incentive Program online.

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Call for Honors course proposals

AUM faculty considering submitting a proposal for teaching Honors courses in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 may submit proposals to honors@aum.edu by October 29, 2021. Honors Committee members will review all course proposals.

For more information, visit the UHP faculty information site or email Honors Director Lynn Stallings with questions.

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Participate in AUM’s Blood Drive

AUM has partnered with the American Red Cross to host a campus blood drive in September.

The drive will be held 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. September 21 in the Taylor Center, room 230. As part of the drive, there will be testing for COVID-19 antibodies from each pint of blood donated.

AUM community members can help others by making an appointment to participate in the upcoming blood drive. Appointments can be made at redcrossblood.org with the code AUM or using your zip code. You may also call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to set an appointment.

Donors must bring your driver’s license or other form of ID. You can save 15 minutes off the process time by completing a Red Cross Rapid Pass before you come.

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Online mental health screening offered for students

Counseling & Health Promotion Services is offering free online mental health screening for students.

Mental health is a key part of our overall well-being. If you have a concern about your mental health, you can connect with a counselor in Counseling and Health Promotion Services or take a free, anonymous online mental health screening that will:

  • Assess the most common psychological problems college students experience
  • Help students perform their own mental health check-in
  • Offer immediate results on several areas of mental health including depression, anxiety, academic distress, eating concerns, frustration level, family stress, and alcohol use

Take your free Mental Health Screening online.

For questions or concerns about the results, contact Counseling and Health Promotion Services at 334-244-3469 or counselingcenter@aum.edu.

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Nominate outstanding faculty for the 2021 Faculty Service Award

Faculty members elevate our university and play an important role in helping our students succeed. Every year, the AUM Alumni Association’s Faculty Service Award honors outstanding faculty for their service to the university.

To be eligible for the honor, faculty members must have five or more years of full-time service at AUM. Nominations can be made by AUM faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends.

The honor will be awarded during the fall semester and the recipient will receive a $1,000 check from the AUM Alumni Association.

Nominations for the 2021 Faculty Service Award must be postmarked by September 3, 2021 and include a nomination letter. Nomination letters should be no more than two pages in length and should emphasize teaching excellence as well as a strong record of service to the university and community. A vita may be attached, if available.

Send nomination letters to: Awards Committee, Auburn Montgomery Alumni Association, P.O. Box 244023, Montgomery, AL 36124-4023, or email them to alumni@aum.edu.

Questions? Contact the AUM Alumni Association at 334-244-3369 or alumni@aum.edu.

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Get event updates from Curtiss

 Stay in-the-know about can’t-miss campus events via text message. Enroll in AUM365 and get the 4-1-1 from Curtiss The Warhawk himself. Text curti$$ to 334-398-6025 to receive reminders about upcoming happenings.

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Make a difference on the Alumni Board

Are you passionate about AUM? Do you want to make a difference? The AUM Alumni Association invites AUM graduates 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.

Board members must be an AUM graduate or have earned credit toward one of its degree programs.

The board meets three times per year on campus, and board members serve a term of two years. Board members are expected to be active members of the AUM Alumni Association. Nominations will close Friday, September 3, 2021.

If you have questions, please contact the AUM Alumni Association at 334-244-3369 or alumni@aum.edu.

Learn more: https://www.aum.edu/alumni-board/

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