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November 2022 Volume 2, Issue 2

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Creative Explorations Day

Exterior view of the Ralph Draughon Library on Auburn University’s campus.

In May 2022, Venus Hewing (CEOE) collaborated with Madhumalini Nadar (Auburn University Libraries) and Linda-Gibson Young (College of Nursing) to host the Creative Explorations Day for 20 seventh and eighth graders from Sanford Middle School. The first part of the day involved students participating in hands-on experiences at Auburn University Libraries. Some of the activities included a tour of the Auburn University Libraries, an introduction to Adobe programs and the Geography Digital Display. They also participated in the Marshmallow challenge, a team building exercise, and a lesson on how to conduct research through the Auburn University Libraries website.

The second part of the student experience entailed participating in hands-on activities at the School of Nursing. The session started with a yoga lesson on the lawn of the School of Nursing. Afterwards they received hands-on instruction by Nursing Faculty and High-Fidelity simulators on blood pressure screening and the circulatory system. To acquire a better understanding about mental health, the students learned about the physical and emotional behaviors and changes that occur throughout their bodies from infancy to adulthood and learned about the importance of expressing their feelings through Art Therapy.

CEOE will continue to partner with the Auburn University Libraries and other Colleges and Schools on campus each semester to bring K-12 students from Lee County and surrounding areas to participate in Creative Exploration Days.

Counting Down to Camp

Young camper wearing face mask looks into microscope during summer camp
Campers sitting at tables and unwrapping roles of paper for design work

The countdown to camp is on! Registration for Auburn Youth Programs summer 2023 begins December 1. Each summer, Auburn Youth Programs, or AYP, brings thousands of students to campus, where they explore potential majors, gain hands-on experience and interact with Auburn University faculty, resources and technology. Camp participants experience life on the Plains as they reside in Auburn's resident dormitories, eat at campus dining facilities and enjoy social and recreational activities.

From vet camp to aviation, construction management, architecture, engineering, outdoor, cheer, dance and more, AYP offers something for everyone. Programs are designed to empower youth to find their passion, strengthen skills and shape their future. See the complete list of camps and programs online at  

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!

Natalie Bennett, president - Outreach Ambassador

Natalie Bennett, president

Natalie Bennett is a senior majoring in Biomedical Sciences. Her favorite thing about outreach is that it has given her the opportunity to serve students and share her college experience at Auburn University.

"I love being able to inspire students to pursue college and find their career path."

Outreach Ambassador - Arianna Jones

Outreach Ambassador

Arianna Jones

Arianna Jones is a

senior majoring in Early Childhood Education. She is from Birmingham, AL and enjoys being able to meet new people of all ages, through Outreach, and learn from them. She is also very passionate about community service, hence her love for the fact that Auburn is a big contributor to the community.

Outreach Ambassador - Lauryn Marshall

Outreach Ambassador

Lauryn Marshall

Lauryn Marshall is a senior majoring in Media Studies – Visual Media. Her hometown is Opelika, AL and her favorite thing about Outreach is that it creates opportunities for students to connect with a diverse group of people on campus.

Outreach Ambassador - Seandria Smith

Outreach Ambassador

Seandria Smith

Seandria Smith is.a sophomore majoring in Human Development and Family Sciences: Pre-child Life. She is from Mobile, AL.

"I admire being surrounded by like-minded individuals who want to impact the world around them... I know that it will change lives."


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 Levi Peavy - Student Spotlight, Office of Public Service

Student Spotlight

Levi Peavy

Levi Peavy is a Senior majoring in Marketing and graduating in spring 2023. His favorite thing about outreach is the different events he gets to be a part of like All In All Pink, and events with Campus Kitchen. Levi has been working with Ms. Whitney Lee in the Office of Public Service. He says working with her has been a very positive experience. She has not only given him a lot of guidance with his undergraduate studies but has also shown him better ways to portray himself in important situations.

If you'd like to spotlight a student in your area, please send their information and a photo to to be included in a future issue of the newsletter.

Outreach team group shot at All In All Pink 2022
ALL IN ALL PINK 2022 logo breast cancer logo


On Oct.14, 2022 we held our 10th annual Breast Cancer & Health Awareness Event from 11am-1pm. Thank you everyone who supported this event.

Visit for more information.

Join us in making a difference!

Bill Shannon, Assoc. AD - Leadership Development, AU

The quarterly 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.


November 12 | Basic Drawing and Painting for Adults

November 19 | Pet Sketching 101

November 29 | EagleCast Webinar: Three Pillars of Customer Service (free)

December 14 | Early Registrtaion Ends: AU Leadership Series

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Outreach Programs and Projects Network

Through this database, Auburn University faculty can share information about their Outreach programs and projects to facilitate further engagement, promotion and partnerships.

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