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December 2022 Volume 2, Issue 3

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Bullock & Macon County Youth Visit Auburn Campus

Group of Macon and Bullock county students touring the Learning Commons at AU RBD library.
Group of high school students touring Auburn's medical clinic
students from Bullock and Macon counties touring the AU Medical Clinic lobby area.

On Wednesday October 26, 2022 students from Bullock County and Macon County Career Tech Centers visited the Auburn University campus. Students represented Bullock County High School, and Booker T. Washington High School. This campus career visit was part of the Auburn University Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant through Center for Educational Outreach & Engagement (CEOE) and Auburn University Outreach. Through this grant, the Auburn University Success Plus Program (AUSPP) was formed, providing supplemental programs for Bullock and Macon County students.

On this Healthcare & Medical Science Campus Career Visit, students learned about the field of medicine and were able to tour the AU Medical Clinic facility as led by AU Medical professionals including a marketing specialist and a lead physician. Students learned about the over 100 employee positions just in the AU Medical Clinic alone, participated in a Q&A session with key personnel, and explored the vast opportunities available through the health care system.

On this Academic Learning Campus Career Visit, students also visited the Ralph Brown Draughon Library at Auburn University. This campus visit was part of the Auburn University WIOA grant and AUSPP program. Students learned about the university library and all aspects, levels, academics, information, and research opportunities that are available in the library and for students. They also learned about the availability of personnel to assist at the library, academic tutors, library hours, and the facility operations itself. Students were led by one of the Auburn University Libraries staff, that offered vast knowledge and insight into the learning facility and environment. 

Fulbright in the Classroom mini trade fair demonstration at Valley high school.
Fulbright in the classroom at Lafayette high school. Dr. Quansah speaking to attentive students.

Outreach Global Office (OGO) Offered It’s Premier Fulbright In the Classroom (FIC) Programs to two High Schools in Alabama


Auburn University (AU) Outreach Global Office (OGO) presented its premier OGO Fulbright in the Classroom programs to two high schools: Valley and LaFayette high schools in Alabama on November 3, 2022. These collaborative programs were led by Elizabeth I. Quansah, director, of AU Outreach Global office in conjunction with the AU FIC grant recipient Leslie A. Cordie, associate professor and Fulbright Core Scholar 2020-21, Jason Bryant, associate clinical professor, and director, Truman Pierce Institute, Venus Hewing, manager, Center for Education Outreach & Engagement (CEOE), Chippewa Thomas, director, Faculty Engagement and the president of the Alabama Fulbright Association chapter and Mac-Jane Crayton, graduate assistant, AU Outreach Global office.


For the AU Outreach Global Office, FIC is an opportunity for past and current Fulbrighters to share their Fulbright experience with K-12 through-college students in low-income communities in Alabama. By sharing their stories, FIC introduces students to new places, cultures and people. Our goal is to inspire these students to learn more about global engagement, to travel and have fun while doing these activities with us. During the two programs, students heard presentations from AU instructors and then participated in a mini trade fair that showcased garments, arts and crafts, clothing and accessories from across Africa, Asia and Europe.


Auburn University, Tuskegee University sign agreement to create umbrella partnership

Auburn University and Tuskegee University initiated a Memorandum of Understanding, or MOU, to expand partnerships between the universities and collaborate on community outreach at a special signing ceremony on Monday afternoon.

The MOU is a commitment to blend resources and intellectual capacity to address racial and health disparities in communities across the state of Alabama. Through faculty research and outreach collaborations, both universities will work to address lack of health care access and other social and health inequities in the local areas.

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Auburn University signs memorandum of understanding with KITECH to expand research efforts

Auburn University President Christopher B. Roberts signed a memorandum of understanding, or MOU, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, with Nak Kyu Lee, president of the Korea Institute of Technology, or KITECH, that will expand upon the collaborative research efforts of Auburn’s faculty and laboratories with local companies supported by KITECH.

Building on the signed MOU between the organizations in 2015, this newly expanded agreement includes the establishment of research and/or automotive technology support offices and laboratories, the creation of joint research projects and the exchange of technical information, periodic training symposia and consulting.

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Thank you to all that attended the latest Outreach retreat –

The stories we tell and ways to tell it!

December Communication Tip:

Some notes for AP Style/submitting articles for Beyond Auburn

1.   We only refer to medical doctors/pharmacists as Dr. in articles.

2.   Do not capitalize job titles.

3.   Avoid writing in first person (I, we, our). 

Third person is preferred (he, she, it they, him her, them)

4.   After a person’s full name has been stated in an article,

use only last name to refer to him/her subsequently.

Additional resources on storytelling, marketing & branding may be found here:

Introducing ...

AU Outreach Ambassadors

"The Ambassadors enlighten the Auburn community and beyond about the important mission of Auburn University Outreach. They also bring a fresh perspective to our division."

– Venus Hewing, Ph.D.

Outreach Ambassadors are students who are dedicated to assisting Auburn University Outreach in developing, promoting, and supporting university programs that serve the broader community.

Join us in making a difference!

Lauryn Lewis- Outreach Ambassador


Lauryn Lewis

Lauryn Lewis is an outreach ambassador and a student worker in the Office of Public Service. She is a Human Development and Family Sciences major. She is a senior from her hometown of Akron, Alabama. Her favorite thing about outreach is the endless opportunities to serve and learn. Lauryn says that being an Outreach Ambassador allows her to witness how this specific office caters to the community locally, nationally and internationally. Whether it's helping partners on campus, or whether we are helping other partners on campus in different capacities, or even, giving feedback on programs and initiatives to best serve the world through University Outreach, or participating in professional development Outreach luncheons – there is always an occasion to get involved!"


Outreach Ambassadors are excited to be a part of the Auburn University Outreach family. They are available to assist with supporting and promoting programs and events including: Tabling, hosting, campus tours, setting up and breaking down of equipment, limited clerical assistance and special assignments.

Student Worker Austin Ryan - Student Spotlight, OPS/ Information Technology

Student Spotlight

Austin Ryan

Austin Ryan is a senior graduating in 2023. He is majoring in Communications with a minor in Marketing. His favorite thing about outreach is working the different events on behalf of the office, and the most rewarding thing he has gotten out of Outreach is the connections he has made with his colleagues and their help towards not only his education but his job experiences.

"Being from the community, working for University Outreach has given me more insight on the needs and how we can better the community."

Student Worker Day Oliver - Student Spotlight, Office of Public Service

Student Spotlight

Davicia (Day) Oliver

Davicia Oliver is a junior who recently transferred to Auburn with an Associates degree in English-Creative writing with a Minor in Sociology. Day has met so many new people from so many different backgrounds. Outreach has given her the chance to not only gain experience in the writing world through her work with Mrs. Janie, but she has also been given the chance to be a better employee by working with a lot of different people and knowing how to work in situations where people have vastly different ideas and opinions.

" My favorite thing about outreach is the diverse group of people i get to meet and learn from."

Save The Date

Global Community Day Festival

April 15, 2023

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Join us in making a difference!

Bill Shannon, Assoc. AD - Leadership Development, AU

The quarterly, AU Leadership Series, kicks off in January, with Bill Shannon, associate athletic director for leadership development - Auburn University. A renowned consultant, author and international speaker, Shannon gives insight from his nearly 30 years of experience in executive leadership roles at the Walt Disney Company, Duke University, DaVita Inc. and Auburn University. In his half-day workshop, Building a Positive High Performance Work Environment, participants will discover processes to build better work cultures and day-to-day excellence.

AU Leadership Series returning in 2023

  Mark your calendar! The AU Leadership Series returns January 24, 2023. The quarterly seminar series is presented by the Office of Professional and Continuing Education, and features speakers who present innovative leadership and management skills to inspire success in all organizations. Past seminar topics include persuasion, motivation, conflict management, change management and emotional intelligence.

To register, or for more information, visit Special registration rates are offered for early registration, groups and Auburn University employees.


December 14 | Early Registrtaion Ends: AU Leadership Series

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