Jim Spearman knows firsthand that investing in the Graduate School at Auburn pays immeasurable dividends. Spearman, a 1983 Auburn graduate, funds an annual fellowship to benefit graduate students in the School of Kinesiology. “The work of the Graduate School has a positive impact not just on Alabama, but on our nation. I am proud to be a donor knowing this fact and seeing how lives are affected by these types of fellowships,” he said.
“I continually see the impact graduate students are making in all areas of our lives, across many disciplines, and throughout each of the colleges,” he said. Spearman’s fellowship supports students like Bridget Peters. Peters said she keeps him updated on her research and work in Auburn’s Cardioprotection Laboratory. “It is fulfilling to know that my donations are helping someone like Bridget gain an Auburn education that could help open the doors to change the world,” Spearman said. “Fellowship dollars do make a difference, and they are truly an investment in our future.”