College of sciences and mathematics
COSAM Campaign Committee Chair
When my mom lost her job my freshman year of high school and went into kidney failure the same year, just getting food on the table became extremely hard for my family. I knew having the money to attend college would be nearly impossible.
Thanks to the John C. Dykes Endowed Scholarship through the College of Sciences and Mathematics, the chance to go to college became a reality for me. The experience inspired me to help other people who were sick, like my mother, by pursuing a career in healthcare.
My parents attended Auburn, and I lived here as a child. To me, it has always felt like home. Now, as a freshman with the intent to graduate in 2018, I know how blessed I am to be here.
After graduating from Auburn, I hope to go to medical school and make a difference in my community. The incredible generosity of Ron and Anne Dykes made that a possibility for me. Donor support gave me a chance to reach for the stars and achieve my goals, and I am forever grateful.
I came to Auburn from Taiwan to earn a master’s degree in mathematics. Becoming a part of the Auburn Family was life-changing for me. At Auburn, instructors genuinely care about their students, and they want to help them succeed.
When I was a student, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics shaped the way I think and solve problems. The instruction I received affected every aspect of my life and showed me how to think logically. Professionally, as an actuary for an insurance company, my job was to take a lot of information, decipher it, and then come to an analytical conclusion. I owe this way of thinking to the classes I took at Auburn, and I want to provide the same opportunity for future students. Making a quality education affordable for someone else is simply returning the favor. Auburn gave me the opportunity to have a successful career, and that is why I choose to give.