Each of our legacies begins at birth and is passed on to the next generation. I am blessed that from the day I was born my parents, Barbara Drummond Thorne and Dr. Buddy Thorne, fostered in me a love of family, beginning first with my siblings. Through their example, I learned that strong relationships are predicated on family values such as loyalty, trust, and philanthropy. As I have come of age and have been given opportunities to learn more about this great university, my devotion to and love for the Auburn Family has grown much deeper.
I am particularly drawn to support the College of Human Sciences because its mission addresses the very foundations necessary for a quality life. At the most basic level we all need nutritious food, adequate shelter and clothing, and strong familial relationships to grow and flourish. I believe that the College of Human Sciences is made up of faculty scholars and students who are contributing daily to individual, family, and community well-being, which in turn leads to a more prosperous and stable society. I am honored by the opportunity to give back to the Auburn Family. I am blessed to be able to share this experience with my son and his wife. It’s “AUsome” to see the legacy continue.